What is an Apprenticeship?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 2, 2012 in , , | No Comments


Apprenticeships are training programs that use both classroom and on-the-job learning.

The idea of apprenticeships is to prepare people for careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction and new emerging industries (information technology, energy, etc.).

Apprenticeships help job seekers learn new skills, making them more marketable to employers seeking qualified workers.

Apprenticeship programs can be through individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.

The U.S. Department of Labor sets standards for Registered Apprenticeship programs. If the program you are interested in is not a part of the Registered Apprenticeships, research it very carefully. Programs which don’t follow the U.S. Department of Labor’s standards may prove to be a waste of your time and energy. For more about Registered Apprenticeships, go to Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships have for a very long time provided a way for job seekers to gain valuable on-the-job experience.


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