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School to Registered Apprenticeship program

Career opportunities exist for students to start apprenticeships while in high school (usually 11th or 12th grade). School to Registered Apprenticeships are partnerships between schools and employers and include providing paid, on-the-job training combined with classroom instruction at a nearby high school or community/technical college. Students simultaneously earn a diploma, college credits and industry-recognized credentials.

Contact your regional apprenticeship coordinator to learn more about starting a successful program.

A successful program:

  • Uses instructional curriculum and job training plans developed by the employer, high school and post-high school technical instructional staff. Together, this team determines what skills each student will learn and the number of hours spent learning each task.
  • Invites and encourages interested students to apply regardless of academic performance, work experience or financial means.
  • Works with employers who provide student apprentices guaranteed full-time employment with benefits and guaranteed wage increases upon graduation.
  • Requires student participants to continue classroom instruction at a local community college, with the employer paying a portion or all of the tuition and fees.
  • Provides training for more than 800 careers and occupations. Students receive a U.S. Department of Labor Certificate of Completion. These credentials, recognized by industry professionals nationwide, identify an individual as highly skilled.
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