Apprenticeships

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

Benefits of Being an Apprentice Through Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • Paid college tuition
  • Paid employment while you train
  • Opportunities to pursue in-demand career tracks
  • Accelerated learning
  • College credit
  • Financial security

What are the Benefits of an Apprenticeship?

  • 94% of apprentices retain employment after completing an apprenticeship program.
  • The average starting wage after completing an apprenticeship program is $50,000 per year.
  • Workers who complete apprenticeship programs earn $300,000 more over the course of a career than their peers who don't.
  • Apprentices earn while they learn, reducing the potential to take on debt.
  • Apprenticeships provide an alternative approach to attract, prepare and upskill talent.
  • Apprenticeships build local talent pools.
  • Apprenticeships contribute to the development of a stronger workforce.