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Apprenticeships – Industry-Driven, High-Quality Career Pathways: General – Factsheet

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Key Facts:

Fact 1:

Apprentices earn a competitive wage from their employers during training.

Fact 2:

Apprenticeship programs provide structured on-the-job learning to prepare workers for a successful career.

Fact 3:

Apprentices receive on-the-job learning under the instruction of an experienced mentor.
94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment.

Fact 4:

Apprentices are provided classroom instruction on the critical aspects of their careers.

Fact 5:

Apprentices earn a portable, nationally-recognized credential within their industry.
Nationwide during 2019 there were over 633,000 apprentices obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.

Recommended Readings:

  • Lengnick-Hall, M. (2007). Hidden talent: How leading companies hire, retain, and benefit from people with disabilities. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • U.S. Department of Labor. (2019). Registered apprenticeship data and statistics.


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