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Learn about the Department of Education’s Memorandum affirming that funds available under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, may be used to develop, improve, and support Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs that are part of the national apprenticeship system as well as their prerequisite pre-apprenticeship programs.

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How Can Registered Apprenticeship Address Teacher Workforce Challenges and Shortages?

Departments of Labor and Education collaborate on joint strategies to address Teacher workforce challenges.

For more information on Registered Apprenticeships as an effective strategy to address teacher shortages and increase quality pipelines into the teaching profession, please visit our Education industry page.

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Learn about the important actions states and districts can take to address these challenges to provide affordable, high-quality pathways into the profession and ensure that the teaching profession offers a livable and competitive wage.

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Read more about the Biden-Harris Administration's new efforts to strengthen the teaching profession and support schools.


Watch the Departments' previous webinar on Teacher apprenticeships.

What Roles Do Educators Play in Registered Apprenticeship?

All registered apprenticeship programs include a key classroom or related training and instructional component to help students develop skills and earn a certified credential that is recognized industry-wide. The educational component meets business needs and prepares the apprentice for a successful career. As a middle school educator helping students first explore careers, or a high school or post-secondary educator ready to launch students into the workplace, there are many ways to get involved!

Watch the Departments' previous webinar with Apprenticeship Ambassador Lewis-Burke  on establishing registered apprenticeships at post-secondary instructions.

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Develop curriculum, deliver classroom instruction, and provide pathways to a career, college degree, and/or certification

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Connect with Employers

Build relationships with industry leaders to better prepare students for the workforce

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Start a Program

Partner with local employers to manage a registered apprenticeship program at your educational institution

Explore How Your Institution Fits in Registered Apprenticeship:


Post-Secondary Institution

Learn more about how post-secondary institutions can aid apprentices in completing a registered apprenticeship and a degree program.


Middle or High School

It's never too early to get a head start on your career. Learn how high and middle schools can create youth apprenticeship programs.


Search for partners in your desired location or industry to make registered apprenticeship a career option for your students.