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An Apprenticeship is a combination of On-the-Job Training (OJT) and a related Classroom Training (CRT) program. This industry-driven model is very effective for employers to build a skilled workforce. There is a distinct difference from a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) Registered Apprenticeship (RA) and an Apprenticeship. Employers can provide an unregistered Apprenticeship; however, a true RA is required to have at least 144 hours of CRT for each year of an OJT. The program is reviewed and certified by USDOL staff. A ratio of one journey-level craft or trade professional to one apprentice (1:1) is required for the OJT portion in most RA’s. This allows the Registered Apprentice to learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation from an industry professional.
Unites States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (USDOL OA)This partner will assist the employer with the appropriate paperwork to be completed, review and certify the apprenticeship, and grant official use of the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS). The USDOL OA will also approve and monitor the completion of the Apprenticeship and issue a National Occupational Credential upon the completion of the Apprenticeship.
Are you ready to start developing a registered apprenticeship program? The United States Department of Labor and ApprenticeshipUSA outline five steps to launch your Registered Apprenticeship.
For more information, ApprenticeshipUSA has provided a Quick-Start Toolkit.
Throughout this process, you will need to contact your county’s USDOL Office of Apprenticeship Representative. Talent Investment Agency has provided a helpful Apprenticeship Resource Directory divided by the county for your reference.