Apprenticeships at BC

Apprenticeships are employer-driven models of paid training that combine on-the-job learning and classroom instruction and follow an earn-while-you learn model, that leads to a national credential.

Become an Apprentice

BENEFITS OF BEING AN APPRENTICE:

Apprentices & Participation Trends

Exposure

94% of employers recommended apprenticeships to other employers

Network

More than 221,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.

Community

82,000 apprentices graduated from the apprenticeship system.

Discover your options at Broward College.

COMPLETED AN APPRENTICESHIP IN THE TRADES?

BROWARD COLLEGE VALUES YOUR APPRENTICESHIP

Completion of an apprenticeship program can lead to an associate’s degree at Broward College. Apprentices have an option to pursue an Associate of Science degree in:

  • Applied Technology Management - Apprentices can earn 27 college credits for their apprenticeships towards Broward College’s Applied Technology Management Associate of Science Degree.
  • Engineering Technology- Machinist apprentices has the option to transfer 12 credits into Broward College’s Engineering Technology Associate of Science Degree.

Not there yet?

Register for our pre-apprenticeship program.

This 6-month program prepares you to enter and succeed in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).

Pre-apprenticeship Program

You may also be interested in completing a technical certificate. Complete these short, comprehensive training programs for immediate entry into hot jobs while often gaining credits towards an Associate's degree.​

Technical Certificate Options

Apprenticeship Program

Become a qualified professional within a partner company. Qualified apprentices are selected by employers and paid an entry-level wage while learning on the job with a mentor and attending related technical instructions at Broward College.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Employers

Employers are facing complex challenges in recruiting, training and retaining skilled workers. According to a report done on the national standards for strong apprenticeships in 2014, "More than 80% of U.S. companies that sponsor apprenticeships say it's an effective strategy for helping them meet their demand for skilled labor".

BENEFITS FOR AN EMPLOYER:

Apprenticeship Insights

Connection

There were nearly 26,000 registered apprenticeship programs active across the nation.

Growth

3,143 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide in FY 2020, representing a 73% growth from 2009 levels.

Cost Reduction

$1 spent on Apprenticeships = $1.47 back in productivity.

Benefits of partnering with Broward College

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.

For more information on how to start an Apprenticeship at your organization, use the button blow to fill out a form to schedule a meeting with our apprenticeship team.

APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION

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. Visit the Florida Department of Education for a list of all apprenticeship program sponsors. 

FIVE CORE COMPONENTS OF A REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP

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Employer Involvement

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Structured On-the-Job Learning

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Related Training Instruction

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Rewards for Skills Gained

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National Occupational Credential

Employers assess skills needed by their workforce, and sponsors apprentices accordingly

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Apprentices work full-time (40 hours per week) during the day learning the skills of the trade with a mentor. Programs last minimum of 1-5 years.

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A minimum of 144 hours per year of related supplemental instruction is required in technical subjects related to the occupation. Classes usually offered twice per week at nights.

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Apprentices earn a progressive wage – as skills are gained, wages increase (usually every 6 months).

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A Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate and appropriate credentials awarded at end of program.

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Meet the Team

Rehana Seepersad
Senior Director, Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant

(954) 201-5003

Cheryl Rivera
Lead Coordinator, Apprenticeship Success Coach

(954) 201-7040

Nelih Morgan
Lead Coordinator, Apprenticeship Success Coach

(954) 201-7018

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