Apprenticeship Programs

Why Apprenticeships?

Want a successful career? Want to grow your skills without racking up debt? Find a program that lets you earn and learn at the same time.

Q: Is an apprenticeship a job?
A: Yes, apprentices start working from day one with incremental wage increases as they become more proficient. The average starting wage for an apprentice is approximately $15.00 per hour.

Q: How much money can an apprentice earn?
A: Apprentices earn competitive wages, a paycheck from day one and incremental raises as skill levels increase. 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 compared to non-apprenticeship participants.

Q: Do you earn college credit while participating in apprenticeship programs?
A: 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.

Q: What do I receive upon completion of an apprenticeship program?
A: After completion of an apprenticeship program, the apprentice earns a nationally recognized credential from the U.S. Department of Labor that is portable and stackable. Additionally, an apprentice earns a paycheck throughout the apprenticeship and the potential for increased pay and upward career opportunities.

Q: How do I qualify for an apprenticeship program?
A: Apprenticeship program sponsors identify the minimum qualifications to apply for a program. The eligible starting age for a registered apprenticeship program can be no less than 16 years of age; however, individuals must usually be 18 years old to be an apprentice in hazardous occupations. Program sponsors also identify additional minimum qualifications to apply (e.g., education, ability to physically perform the essential functions of the occupation, proof of age). All applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications.

There are apprenticeships offered in almost any field imaginable, including –

Construction (Electrician, Plumber, Pipefitter, …..)



Click here is a complete list of registered apprenticeship areas.

National Apprenticeship Resources

United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Office – United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship Main Page

United States Department of Labor National Apprenticeship Office

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