Registered apprenticeships are an increasingly popular way for people to train for and retain high-quality, in-demand jobs.
Employers participating in apprenticeship programs have a custom-trained talent pool to hire from. Career-seekers get paid while they learn, get hands-on training, and come away with a nationally recognized credential.
Apprenticeships: A Different Way to Train
Unlike other educational experiences or training, apprenticeships are:
- Industry driven to meet labor market demands
- Paid jobs so apprentices can learn and earn at the same time
- Hybrid training, combining classroom and hands-on experience
- Reflective of the diverse communities where they are located
- Safe, since apprenticeships work together with their supervisors
- A great way to earn a nationally recognized credentials
- Approved and validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency
Employers reflecting a wide range of industries use apprenticeship programs to meet their business needs. Benefits include:
- Building a skilled workforce: Recruit and develop a diverse and highly-skilled workforce.
- Improving productivity: Improve profitability and positive impact to your bottom line.
- Reduced turnover: Minimize cost with reduced turnover and liability.
- Customized training: Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills.
- Retain workers: 93% of apprentices continue employment after completing an apprenticeship.
- Increase diversity: Foster a diverse and inclusive culture.
Find out more by downloading the Employer Factsheet on Registered Apprenticeship.
Inclusivity in Apprenticeship Programs
Registered Apprenticeship Programs are designed to reflect the communities in which they operate through strong non-discrimination, anti-harassment, and recruitment practices to ensure access, equity, and inclusion.
By including protections for apprenticeship candidates with disabilities, Registered Apprenticeship Programs allow employers access to a major untapped talent pool, whose worldview can contribute insight and depth to industries. The revisions also open up career paths previously unavailable to job-seekers with disabilities.