8,697 Total Number of Apprentices
394 Total Active Programs
4,084 New Apprentices in Fiscal Year 2022–2023
47 New Programs in Fiscal Year 2022–2023

Learn More About the Apprenticeship Program

The podcast episode and videos below will help you learn more about the benefits of an apprenticeship program for both employers and apprentices. 

Podcast Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined

An episode of the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development podcast, Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, tells all about Apprenticeship TN. Look for episode No. 7 "TN's Workforce Reimagined - Apprenticeship TN." The State Apprenticeship Director and Deputy State Apprenticeship Director are interviewed.

 

The 2023 Fourth Annual Apprenticeship TN Conference was held during National Apprenticeship Week, November 13–19. This video from the West TN event in Dyersburg on November 14 provides a great discussion between our panelists and attendees.

The 2023 Fourth Annual Apprenticeship TN Conference was held during National Apprenticeship Week, November 13–19. This video from the Middle TN event in Nashville on November 15 provides a great discussion between our panelists and attendees.

The 2023 Fourth Annual Apprenticeship TN Conference was held during National Apprenticeship Week, November 13–19. This video from the East TN event in Chattanooga on November 16 provides a great discussion between our panelists and attendees.

Tim Cassidy is an apprentice graduate from Northeast State Community College’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing program. Tim talks about how this Registered Apprenticeship program helped him achieve his career goals. “The reason I wanted to work for an apprenticeship is because ... I wanted to be the best I can be at anything I can do.” - Tim Cassidy

Apprentice Instructor Kevin Vaughn speaks about the opportunities apprenticeships offer, and how learning his trade through apprenticeship shaped his life. “It’s a problem finding skilled help, not just for our company, but other trades that’s out there, also.” - Kevin Vaughn

Meet two gentlemen who are enrolled in an apprenticeship program. Hear how they got involved, what they're getting out of it, and how it's creating a better life for them and their families without any student loan debt. "When I get done with this (apprenticeship) I can take it anywhere and get a job easy, because there's always going to be a need for an electrician." - Donald Heughan 

For three decades, workers at Komatsu in Chattanooga have taken on the task of building excavators. The first class of Komatsu's pre-apprenticeship program will teach a new generation about jobs in manufacturing and allow high school students to learn lessons they can't get in the classroom.