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Federal Agency Apprenticeship Programs

The apprenticeship is a proven workforce development solution that is helping U.S. federal government agencies to recruit and develop well-trained federal workers in highly-skilled occupations.

Federal government agencies can use apprenticeship as an effective human resources strategy to recruit quality candidates, train employees to the specific needs of agencies, and retain and grow a highly-skilled workforce. 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 incremental wage increases, industry-recognized credentials, a definitive career path within the federal government.

There are over 150 apprenticeship programs across the federal government that enroll nearly 1,500 apprentices spanning healthcare, financial services, transportation, and skilled trades occupations, to name a few. Below are some federal agency partner examples.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Learn more about the CDC using apprenticeship to power their Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program.

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.

What Federal Agencies Have Apprenticeship Programs?

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

Interested in Learning More About Federal Apprenticeship Programs?

To learn more about apprenticeship in the federal government and how to get started, reach out to the Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship at  1-877-US-2JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

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