Apprenticeship Resources

Apprenticeships are some of the oldest job training programs. They provide work-based training, classroom instruction, and mentorship. They pay a competitive wage with a career path. Apprenticeships use to focus on trades like construction and manufacturing. Now apprenticeships have spread into the fields of healthcare, information technology, transportation, and energy production.

Apprenticeships are a great alternative to college or employment directly after high school. For some individuals, post-secondary education may not be a good option; but without additional training, it is difficult to have a successful career. Apprenticeships allow people to pursue specialized training with a path to a good job 

The resources below provide information about available programs, creating new apprenticeships, benefits for apprentices, and ways to find programs.

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Apprenticeship Approaches

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Find the Apprenticeship That’s Right for You

This page includes resources with current nationwide apprenticeships and a search option by position and location match.

Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative

This program addresses barriers that prevent young adults who have past involvement with the justice system from pursuing employment. 

Youth Apprenticeship: A Hopeful Approach for Improving

CareerOneStop’s Video Collection

This video collection provides information on careers, industries, skills, abilities, work options, and education levels.

Planning for Youth Apprenticeship: A Calendar for Participants Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship

Although this is an older document it still gives a great outlines  to start career development and work-based learning opportunities.

Apprenticeship Program Development

This website provides employers with models of apprenticeships, benefits of developing apprenticeships, and information on posting apprenticeship opportunities online. 

Action Planning Guide: Ten Steps to Success 

This guide outlines a 10-step process to create a youth apprenticeship program.


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Inclusive Apprenticeships Information

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Need Tech Talent? Think Apprenticeships

This site discusses ways to expand apprenticeship programs, with a focus on connecting technology industries.

Apprenticeship Works Video Series

This video series showcases people with and without disabilities in apprenticeships and shows how they help job seekers and businesses.