National Apprenticeship Week November 13-19, 2023

Get Ready for National Apprenticeship Week

Submit an Event or Proclamation in celebration of Registered Apprenticeship

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Recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans

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Apprentice Trailblazer Initiative: Now Seeking Youth Apprentices/Graduates for the First Cohort

Become an Apprentice Trailblazer

Missed the Apprentice Trailblazer Webinar on September 7? Check out the recording:

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RA Academy is here!

The Registered Apprenticeship Academy is now accessible via the tab above.

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View the Factsheet

Apprenticeship.gov is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.



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Jump start your future, hone your craft, learn from the pros, and build your career through apprenticeship.



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Create your future workforce, improve productivity, and reduce turn-over with a high-quality apprenticeship program.



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Introduce a fast-track path to student employment in high-demand careers.

Office of Apprenticeship Key Initiatives

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Workforce System Registered Apprenticeship Baseline Knowledge Assessment Report

RA TA Center releases first national assessment of workforce system knowledge of Registered Apprenticeship.

Apprentices Working Together

Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative

Learn how this growing network of over 303 employers, labor organizations, educators, and other stakeholders serve as champions for expanding and diversifying Registered Apprenticeship.

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Evaluation of the American Apprenticeship Initiative

Learn about the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) and how it provides grants to expand Registered Apprenticeship into new sectors and to populations historically underrepresented.

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RA TA Centers of Excellence

Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Centers of Excellence (RA TA Centers) serve as resources to stakeholders throughout the Registered Apprenticeship system. 

Did You Know?

Registered Apprenticeship has a proven track record of producing strong results for both employers and workers. Apprenticeship programs offer access to hundreds of occupations, in high-growth and emerging industries.

$80K Average Starting Salary

Average starting salary after an apprentice completes an apprenticeship program

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90% Employment Retention

Percentage of apprentices who retain employment after apprenticeship completion

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$300K+ Lifetime Earning Advantage

Apprentice graduates earn more over their lifetime compared to peers who don't

Stay in the Know

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Looking to see who is innovating in apprenticeship? Visit our investments section to learn about current grant and contract awards, and new opportunities you can apply to! You can also check-out our State Tax Credits and Tuition Support, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity information to learn how the U.S. Department of Labor and state agencies are supporting apprenticeship expansion and innovation.


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In The News

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Labor Department approves registered principal apprenticeships

"Having the option for principals is “super exciting and a great natural extension of the K-12 teacher work."Read More

School administrators hope apprenticeship programs will alleviate teacher shortages

Educators are hoping that new federal funding, combined with experience from college programs, will lead to a new class of qualified, diverse teachers. 

Training Its Own Labor Force: UVA’s Apprentice Program Turns 40

The University of Virginia’s Facilities Management Department celebrated 40 years of its apprentice program this week with a jobs fair and a masonry

Kansas will pilot a teacher apprenticeship program. Could it solve educator shortages?

Ten candidates will this fall pilot a potential apprenticeship program that could be one of the best solutions to a rise in Kansas' teacher vacancies.