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Apprenticeship training helps prepare and train you for a career in a skilled trade or craft. It combines supervised on-the-job training with job-related, classroom instruction to teach you the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Paid on-the-job training, sometimes referred to as “earn while you learn,” helps you gain entry into a high-wage occupation while avoiding large student debts.
Registered apprenticeship employer sponsors identify the minimum eligibility and any additional qualifications applicants must possess.
To apply for apprenticeship training, you must meet all of these qualifications:
All applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications. Some programs may have additional qualifications regarding:
Registered apprenticeship training programs meet the skilled workforce needs of industry and train qualified individuals for lifelong careers. Traditional industries include construction and manufacturing. Emerging industries include health care, information technology, energy and telecommunications.
To become an apprentice, apply to one or more apprenticeship training programs that interest you. You can find registered apprenticeship training programs on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Sponsors Website by searching the nationwide Program Sponsors database. To get sponsor details, select View. Write to the program sponsor to request an application and submission instructions.
Last Verified: April 23, 2013
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