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  • What is an apprenticeship?
    An apprenticeship is a program that combines paid on-the-job training with related classroom instruction, resulting in industry-recognized credentials.
  • What is a Registered Apprenticeship?
    Registered Apprenticeships are high-quality, work-based learning models, which meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Aren’t apprenticeships just for construction and trade jobs?
    No, actually there are over 1,200 apprenticeable occupations in nearly a dozen major industries including: • Advanced Manufacturing • Aerospace and Defense • Agriculture and Biosciences • Construction • Creative Industries • Education, Training and Development • Energy • Health Care • Information and Financial Services • Transportation and Distribution To view a list of all Registered Apprenticeship occupations visit:
  • How long does a typical Registered Apprenticeship last?
    Apprenticeship programs range in length from one to six years. The national average is four years. However, the length of an apprenticeship depends on the model the program sponsor uses and each program is unique.
  • Are apprenticeships better than college?
    Every person has a unique learning style and life goals, so there isn’t one best way to prepare for a career. Apprenticeships allow job seekers to head straight into the workforce without piling up debt from student loans. They can earn a paycheck while training for a specific industry and occupation. These programs can also be a pathway to further education, including a college degree.
  • Do apprenticeships provide limited career paths compared to a college degree?
    Registered Apprenticeships are a tried-and-true approach for preparing workers for a stable, long-term career. Any credential earned through a Registered Apprentice program is nationally recognized and transferable within each industry. In addition, these programs can be a pathway to further education, including a college degree.
  • How much can apprentices expect to earn while participating in the program?
    From the first day of work, apprentices receive a paycheck guaranteed to increase as their training progresses. Registered Apprenticeship programs require at least one pay bump during the course of the program when certain skill sets are mastered. Most programs offer more than one pay increase throughout the term of the program. Apprentices, on average, earn $50,000 per year upon completing their program. Registered Apprenticeship graduates make an average of $240,037 more than comparable job seekers in their lifetimes.
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