Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction. Apprentices get paid to learn on the job and employers build a strong, skilled workforce.
The average wage for a fully proficient worker who completed an apprenticeship translates to approximately $60,000 annually. Apprentices who complete their program earn approximately $300,000 more over their career than non-apprenticeship participants.
Today, most apprenticeship opportunities include on-the-job training and classroom instruction provided by apprenticeship training centers, technical schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities, sometimes through distance learning. Often apprenticeship sponsors work directly with community colleges that do provide college credit for apprenticeship experience.
When you establish a Registered Apprenticeship program, you develop a world-class workforce and enhance your company’s bottom line.
Build Skills, Build Confidence, Build the Future
Recruiting, training and retaining talent is the most important thing employers do. The Registered Apprenticeship model allows employers to take charge of building their own pipeline of highly-skilled and highly-motivated workers.
Apprenticeship offers a flexible training solution aligned with national industry standards and your company-specific standards. You get the benefit of a well-skilled, well-rounded worker ready for a professional career in your company.
What is the ROI?
Once established, apprenticeship programs also reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment, and increase safety in the workplace/job site. For every dollar an employer invests in an apprenticeship, they see an ROI of about $1.50. Learn more about apprenticeship reduces turnover and benefits employers.
Check out the Department of Labor Quick Start Toolkit to get started.
Counselors and Parents
Click on the links below for helpful resources for school and career counselors and for parents of teens or young adults who may be considering an apprenticeship.
- Find the Right Career at My Next Move
- Connecting Career and Technical Education to Apprenticeship Programs
- Why Apprenticeship May Be Right for Your Student
Equal Opportunity in apprenticeship is promoted for people with disabilities through regulation that provides employers and other sponsors with the necessary tools to promote inclusion. Learn more below.