Apprenticeship provides a way for recent graduates to gain immediately relevant on-the-job training that most typically have not received as part of their college degree program.

​​Apprenticeship is a time-tested strategy for employers seeking to efficiently hire and train a skilled labor force. As a type of employment-education hybrid, the standard apprenticeship model combines supervised on-the-job training with related technical instruction or other certified education.

The goals of an apprenticeship program are to provide an employee with a fair wage and broadly applicable and nationally recognized certification, create career advancement opportunities, and cultivate an advanced skill-set that meets an employer’s needs and yields overall positive returns on investment for employers. Registered apprenticeship, supported through the Department of Labor, allows organizations to expand their talent sources without lowering their standards for hiring, since typical requirements like work experience are actively met on the job.

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