What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are employer-driven models of paid worker training that combine on-the-job learning and classroom instruction, and follow an earn-while-you learn model that leads to a national credential.
Why a Registered Apprenticeship Program?
The purpose of the registered apprenticeship program is to enable employers to develop and apply industry standards to training programs for registered apprentices that can increase productivity and improve the quality of the workforce. By providing on-the-job training, related classroom instruction, and guaranteed wage structures, employers who sponsor apprentices provide incentives to attract and retain more highly qualified employees and improve productivity.
Who are Sponsors?
Sponsors can include, but are not limited to: unions, non-unions, individual employers, groups of employers, industry associations, workforce investment boards, community colleges and universities, and the military. Sponsors select individuals to become an apprentice.