An apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-value career opportunity where businesses are able to partner with students to develop and prepare future workforce, while the student is able to obtain paid work experience along with classroom instruction.
Apprenticeship programs are for individuals of all ages who want to earn a salary while they learn, gaining skills and knowledge in the classroom and on the job. These programs offer employers the opportunity to strengthen and build their workforce by providing a high-quality talent pipeline.
Registered apprenticeship programs meet the needs of both employers and job seekers.
|Length of Time||Long term (1-3 years)||Typically – short term (1-3 Months)|
|Structure||Structure training plan, with a focus on learning specific skills an employer needs to fill a position||Typically, are not a structured plan and often focus on entry-level or project-based experience|
|Mentorship||Apprentices are partnered with an experienced mentor who supports them through the process||Does not always include a mentor supported experience|
|Pay||Paid Experience||Not always paid, although a paid experience is recommended|
|Credential||Lead to an industry-recognized credential||May not lead to an industry-recognized credential|
|College Credit||College credit is received towards a degree||College credit may be earned towards a degree but is not guaranteed|