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About Apprenticeship

WHAT IS APPRENTICESHIP?

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

There are now two types of apprenticeship programs that employers can offer:

REGISTEREDAPPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.

INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZEDAPPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

An Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) is a new, customizable model of apprenticeship that will be validated by a proven industry accreditor. 

HOW AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM CAN BENEFIT YOU

SKILLED WORKFORCE

Recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce that helps you grow your business

POSITIVE IMPACT TO YOUR BOTTOM LINE

Improve productivity, profitability, and your bottom line

CUSTOMIZABLE TRAINING

Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills

MINIMIZE COSTS

Reduce turnover and liability costs

TAX AND EMPLOYEE TUITION BENEFITS

Receive tax credits and employee tuition benefits in participating states

RETAIN WORKERS

91% of apprentices continue employment after the conclusion of the apprenticeship program