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Employers everywhere are discovering a new type of employee. They create your future workforce, lift up your community, and help grow your business. We call them an apprentice. Get started today and discover apprenticeship.

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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. It includes:

  • Paid Job - Apprentices are paid employees who produce high-quality work while they learn skills that enhance their employers' needs.
  • On-the-Job Learning- Develops skilled workers through structured learning in a work setting.
  • Classroom Learning - Improves job-related skills through education in a classroom setting (virtual or in-person).
  • Mentorship - Provides apprentices with the support of a skilled worker to assist and enhance critical hands-on learning.
  • Credentials - Offers a portable, nationally-recognized credential to be issued at the completion of the program.

Apprenticeship Industries

There are a wide range of industries that are adopting and adapting apprenticeship to meet their needs. Explore our industry pages to learn about high-demand occupations and discover industry specific resources.

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How Can an Apprenticeship Benefit You?

Explore how other employers have benefited from apprenticeship by clicking "View Case Study" on each benefit.

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Skilled Workforce

Recruit and develop a diverse and highly-skilled workforce

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Improve Productivity

Improve profitability and positive impact to your bottom line

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Reduced Turnover

Minimize cost with reduced turnover and liability

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Customizable Training

Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills

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Retain Workers

94% of apprentices continue employment after completing an apprenticeship

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Diversity

Foster a diverse and inclusive culture

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Program Types

There are two types of apprenticeship programs available. Each program enhances your apprenticeship with high-quality standards, rigor, and additional benefits. Explore each below to learn more.

Registered Apprenticeship Programs

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

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Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP) are high-quality apprenticeship programs recognized as such by Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) pursuant to the DOL's standards.

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