Frequently Asked Questions
What are Registered Apprenticeships?
Who are typical Registered Apprenticeship Partners?
What is an apprenticeship like?
How does a Registered Apprenticeship program benefit the sponsor (employer, Labor Management Organization, or Industry Association)?
First and foremost, Apprenticeship sponsors develop highly skilled employees. Once established, Apprenticeship programs also reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment, and increase safety in the workplace/job site.
Washington State Workforce Board 2008 Evaluation of Apprenticeship
What do I receive upon completion of a Registered Apprenticeship program?
Do you earn college credit while participating in a Registered Apprenticeship program?
How long are Registered Apprenticeship programs?
How is Registered Apprenticeship different from other types of work-based training?
- participants who are newly hired (or already employed) earn wages from employers during training.
- programs must meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally-recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies.
- programs provide on-the-job learning and job-related technical instruction.
- on-the-job learning is conducted in the work setting under the direction of one or more of the employer’s personnel.
- training results in an industry-recognized credential.
How do I qualify for a Registered Apprenticeship program?
Is a Registered Apprenticeship a Job?
How much money can I earn as an apprentice?
Apprentices earn competitive wages, a paycheck from day one and incremental raises as skill levels increase. The average wage for a fully proficient worker who completed an apprenticeship translates to approximately $50,000 annually. Apprentices who complete their program earn approximately $300,000 more over their career than non-apprenticeship participants.
Mathematica Apprenticeship Earnings Study 2012