Start a program

Get started today on building an apprenticeship program that will help grow your business and make a positive impact on your industry.

1 EXPLORE

Create a program that fills your business needs

DO YOU HAVE

  • Jobs that are difficult to find workers with the right skills?
  • Positions that have high turnover?
  • Occupations where a highly-skilled workforce is retiring soon?
  • Challenges in helping workers keep pace with continuing industry advances?
  • Positions requiring skills that can be learned on the job?
  • Difficulty in attracting new and more diverse talent pools

2 Partner

Partner with key players in your key region

KEY STAKEHOLDERS

  • Business partners
  • Workforce intermediaries
  • Educational institutions
  • Public workforce system
  • Talent pools
  • Community partners 

3 Build

Build the core components of your program

COMPONENTS

  • Paid job
  • On-the-job training
  • Classroom instruction
  • Industry-recognized credential

4 Launch

Get your new apprenticeship program off the ground

GET STARTED

  • Conduct market outreach
  • Recruit program candidates
  • Start training apprentices
  • Assess and continuously improve your program

5 Validation

Receive third-party validation of the quality of your apprenticeship program

VALIDATE QUALITY

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact us: 1-877-US-2JOBS (1-877-872-5627)
Speech and Hearing Impaired: 1-877-TTY-5627 (1-877-889-5627)
Email: apprenticeship@dol.gov