is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a training
program where you earn wages while you learn a skilled profession in a specific
field, such as construction, health care, or culinary arts. Apprenticeship combines classroom studies
with on-the-job training supervised by a trade professional. Much like a
college education, it takes several years to become fully trained in the
occupation you choose. Unlike college though, as an apprentice you’ll earn
while you learn. At first, you’ll make
less money than skilled workers, but as you progress, you’ll get regular
raises. Once you’ve mastered the craft, you’ll receive the same wages as a
Apprenticeship is a blended learning
model combining college articulated education with applied learning
employment. Apprenticeships exist in
many high-demand, high-technology sectors across the country and globally. In
fact, it is a recognized career route in many European nations, Australia and
Canada. Most apprenticeships in the United States are registered federally and
at the state level. Registered apprenticeships adhere to rigorous program
standards. They are regulated just like peer programs in public and private
colleges, universities and career schools.
Click the links below to view a
wealth of resources about Apprenticeship Programs, which enable you to learn a
trade in the construction industry.