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Federal Agency Apprenticeship Programs

Registered Apprenticeship is a proven workforce development solution that is helping U.S. federal government agencies to recruit and develop well-trained federal workers in high-demand occupations.

Federal agencies are using Registered Apprenticeship as an effective human resources strategy to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, recruit quality candidates, train employees to the specific agency needs, and retain and grow a highly-skilled workforce. Registered Apprenticeship can be used within the federal pay system to both up-skill the current workforce and to accelerate the productivity of new hires. Using standardized training curricula, which fit readily into existing agency training programs, federal agencies can ensure their employees have a comprehensive understanding of both the practical and theoretical components of mission-critical occupations. Apprentices are provided with opportunities for structured on-the job training under the direction of an experienced mentor, incremental wage increases, related educational experience, industry-recognized credentials, and a path towards a definitive career path within the federal government.

See firsthand how Registered Apprenticeship can impact U.S. federal government agencies by learning about NASA Langley Research Center's Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Program.

Federal Pathways Program and Registered Apprenticeship

"The Pathways Programs are an effective tool to recruit young talent into the federal workforce and develop the next generation of public servants,” said Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su. “Expanding this program to include graduates from Job Corps and Registered Apprenticeship Programs advances the President’s commitment to a federal government that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and enables agencies to reach a broader pool of talent – because equity and excellence go hand-in-hand."

Learn How Federal Agencies are Implementing Apprenticeship

There are over 64 Registered Apprenticeship programs across the federal government with nearly 115,000 apprentices across multiple sectors including healthcare, financial services, transportation, hospitality, and construction. Below are some federal agency partner examples.

United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

Learn more about the history and evolution of USMAP's Registered Apprenticeship Program. 

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Learn how BOP uses apprenticeship to help inmates transition back into the workforce after incarceration.

The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is the largest Registered Apprenticeship program with over 100,000 active duty service member apprentices.  Review the USMAP Factsheet to learn more.  USMAP recently launched the first Federal Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program which trains service members for 9 critical cybersecurity occupations.  Review the USMAP Cybersecurity Factsheet to learn more about their program.

Active Apprenticeship Programs within Federal Agencies

Discover which federal agencies have apprenticeship programs and reach out to the U.S. Department of Labor to learn more about how apprenticeship can work for your agency.

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