Frequently Asked Questions


Top Questions

  • 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, mentorship, and a portable credential. 

    Read More
  • The length of an apprenticeship program can vary depending on the employer, complexity of the occupation, industry, and the type of program.

    Read More
  • IRAPs are high-quality apprenticeship programs recognized by industry and/or workforce leaders known as SREs. IRAPs were designed to give the additional flexibility necessary to expand the apprenticeship model and to address the diverse workforce needs of different industries and occupations. A RAP is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the Department of Labor or State Apprenticeship Agency. RAPs are known for their structure, rigor, and quality and are designed for organizations interested in receiving the DOL or state seal of approval and funding opportunities made available by DOL. The U.S. Department of Labor has created a helpful side-by-side document comparing the two programs.

    Read More
  • Yes! Apprenticeship spans more than 1,000 occupations including careers in health care, cybersecurity, information technology, and energy. 

    Read More
  • Apprenticeship training is distinguished from other types of workplace training by several factors:

    (1) Apprenticeships are jobs! Apprentices earn wages from their employers during training; 

    (2) Apprenticeship programs provide on-the-job learning and job-related classroom training;

    (3) On-the-job learning is conducted in the work setting under the direction of a mentor(s); and  

    (4) Training results in an industry-recognized and portable credential. 

    Read More
  • The U.S. Department of Labor does not have an official definition of internship or externship. However, generally speaking, differences between internships and apprenticeships fall into in the following areas: Length of Time, Structure, Mentorship, Pay, Credentials, and College Credit.

    Read More


Visit our Contact Us page, send us a message, and we'll help connect you to an apprenticeship consultant to address your needs.

Contact Us