“Access to capital and other local resources has been a challenge due to the pandemic and other restrictions. The incentive funds from Equus helped us pay for laptops that provided digital access to tutoring services and apprentice navigators for over 30 apprentices.”
Pathway for Career Seekers
Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid, on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally recognized credential. It is a tried-and-true approach utilized by forward-thinking employers and industry leaders as they pivot and adapt to meet 21st century challenges. We will work with you to help achieve your needs at every step along the way — even the paperwork.
Through a Registered Apprenticeship program, you can obtain paid, relevant workplace experience while acquiring the skills and credentials that employer’s value. 93% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment, with an average annual salary of $77,000. Having alternative career pathways like Registered Apprenticeship Programs can allow you to reduce or even avoid student debt.
GI Bill for Military Service
Civilian apprenticeship programs offer advanced standing or provide credit hours for, military training and experience. Any service member can pursue a skill unrelated to their military training and experience. Use the GI Bill Comparison Tool to learn about education programs and compare benefits by school.
Previous work or classroom experience may be eligible toward completion of an apprenticeship program. If your prior coursework aligns with a Registered Apprentices Program’s curriculum, and your sponsor approves this coursework as relevant, then previous coursework may count toward completion of your program.
Registered Apprenticeship Programs use a combination of required Related Technical Instruction and on-the-job learning to be sure apprentices have the best skills available when they transition into journeyperson. Programs require at least 144 hours of related technical instruction and at least 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. The Department of Labor provides the Apprenticeship Job Finder, a free tool for career seekers to locate apprenticeship programs in their local area.