Apprenticeship and Similar Work-Based Training Programs

Thank you very much for providing information about programs offered in your company to train new workers in key occupational skills – and that involves apprenticeship or similar types of work-based learning. This survey will help identify examples of current or new employer activities in this area and key issues of concern to employers and will be used to help develop policy on such programs in the future.

Please note that neither your identity nor that of your company will be revealed and your responses will be compiled with those from other businesses. Respondent information will be protected to the extent permitted by law.

The survey is being conducted by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) under OMB Control #1205-0436. ETA’s Office of Apprenticeship (OA) is directing the survey and the IMPAQ research firm is administering it under contract with ETA. If you have any questions or comments regarding any aspect of this survey, please contact OA staff at

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Please consult others in your organization as needed. There are no right or wrong answers but please know that information about your company’s experience with, and candid opinions about, apprenticeship and other work-based training, will be very much appreciated. Thank you for your responses to this important survey!

Employers, Tell Us About Your Apprenticeship Program

3. In what industry is your program focused?
6. Which, if any, of the following components are included in the apprenticeship or work-based training programs in your company?  Select all that apply
7. What is the length of training for the apprenticeship or work-based training programs in your company?
8. Who provides the classroom/related technical training for you program (online or in-person)? Select all that apply
9. Does your apprenticeship program result in a certificate or credential?
10. How many apprentices do you estimate your company had in the last year?
11. How many apprentices do you estimate your company will have in the next year?
12. What were the main motivations for adopting the apprenticeship or work-based training program? Select all that apply
13. What are the main benefits or value that you see in this program? Select all that apply
14. Is your program registered with the Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency?
14a. Are you interested in learning more about how to get it registered with the Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency, or validated by an Industry Accreditor?(optional)
15. What are some of the main challenges to adopting or expanding apprenticeship or work-based learning in your company? Select all that apply
16. Please briefly describe what DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship can do to assist you with these challenges. (Select all that apply)
17. Do you post your apprenticeship opportunities on
18. Please briefly describe what resources and materials would have helped you start your program and may be beneficial to raise awareness on the value of apprenticeship to other employers. (select top 3)
20. Would you or senior leadership in your company be interested in further information on new apprenticeship models or possible grants or other forms of funding to start up or expand apprenticeships? If yes, please provide your contact information.
Contact Information(optional)