Register an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship programs are employer-driven models that combine on-the-job learning with related classroom instruction that increases an apprentice's skill level and wages.

For many occupations, there are model programs and instruction curricula, however, program sponsors have wide freedom to design their program to teach the occupational competencies necessary to their company. Your Apprenticeship Training Representative can provide technical assistance on program design.

DLT can also help connect you with workforce development supports. Contact for questions and assistance with sponsoring an apprenticeship program.

Five Core Components of Registered Apprenticeship

  1. Employer Designed and Driven

    Apprenticeship starts with one or more employers with a need for a workforce with specialized skills. Apprenticeship programs are customized to each employer’s workplace expectations.

  2. Structured On the Job Learning

    Apprentices work on increasingly complex work tasks under the supervision and guidance of a mentor. Apprenticeships can be from 1 to 5 years long and are structured with milestones for apprentices to demonstrate mastery.

  3. Job-related Education

    Every apprenticeship offers at least 144 hours of education per year designed to provide foundational knowledge and reinforce skills learned on the job. Instruction is provided by a college, in-house trainer, or training vendor.

  4. Wage Progression

    Wages progress from a training wage to full occupational wage in steps as the Apprentice gains skills.

  5. Valued Credentials

    A Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion is a nationally recognized credential. Increasingly apprenticeships also include industry certifications and college credit toward a degree.

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