Employers across the country struggle to find workers with the right skills due to the growing skills gap in the workforce. Automation or technical innovation alone can’t overcome these challenges. American workers need to upgrade their skills and America’s businesses must become producers of the talent they need to thrive.


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 nationally-recognized, portable credential. 

Employers can choose to register their programs with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to show prospective job seekers that their apprenticeship program meets national quality standards.

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Apprentices Work 

Unemployment rates have decreased from over 15% in 2010 to approximately 2% in 2020, showing the high demand, and need, for this type of skilled worker, c/o of

TOP 5 Industries for Apprenticeships

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Retail
  • Professional

Life Considerations for the Apprenticeship Path

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Autonomy/Independent Work
Collaboration/Group Work
Clock in and Out
Accomplish Things
Foundation to success
I can learn on the job
Not important
Very important
A little is OK
It's an investment in myself
A job well done
On location
Desk job
On the go
On the job
In a classroom
I can wait
Be a boss

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