Jump Start Your Career Through Apprenticeship

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When you're ready, you're ready. Why wait years to gain skills and unleash your potential when you can start now? Become an apprentice to get started in the career you're planning for, today.

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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.

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Earn a competitive wage from day one

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Gain knowledge from on-the-job learning and job-related classroom training

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Earn a portable credential within your industry

Why Become an Apprentice?

Through an apprenticeship program, you can obtain paid, relevant workplace experience while acquiring the skills and credentials that employer’s value. 94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000. Learn more about the benefits of apprenticeship for career seekers and prospective apprentices.


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Earn as you learn with a guaranteed wage increase as you develop new skills

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Receive an industry-recognized and nationally-portable credential 

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Jumpstart Your Career

Ease the transition from school to career by working and learning at the same time

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Gain workplace-relevant skills in the field of your choice through on-the-job learning

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Degree Potential

Get academic credit towards a college degree for the skills you learn while avoiding student debt

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Connect with mentor(s) in your chosen industry who can help you advance your career

Using Apprenticeship to Pivot to New Career Paths in Technology

Career seekers with different backgrounds and interests are pursuing jobs that start with apprenticeship. IBM is one company that is recruiting "new collar" tech workers by giving career seekers without a college degree the chance to earn while they learn, and ultimately pivot to new career paths in technology.

How apprenticeships can bridge the employment gap for workers without college degrees

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How to Become an Apprentice?

  • Apprenticeship opportunities are offered through an employer or the program sponsor.
  • To become an apprentice, search for an opportunity using our Apprenticeship Job Finder and apply directly with the employer or the program sponsor. Questions about a specific opportunity? Contact the employer or the program sponsor for more information.
  • If you are interested in seeking an apprenticeship but need more guidance, find an American Job Center near you. They help businesses find qualified workers and can help you obtain an apprenticeship to enhance your career.
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Ready to jumpstart your career in a high demand field? Find your desired opportunity using the Apprenticeship Finder.