What is an Apprenticeship?
- An Apprenticeship is a proven training program that is used as a talent development strategy for recruiting, training and retaining world-class talent and has been used in industry for decades. Apprenticeship are registered and validated by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Apprenticeships are a work-based learning model where apprentices have supervised on-the-job training, along with job-related education, all while earning a wage that increases during the progression of the program.
- Apprenticeship programs are intended for long-term employment.
A pre-apprenticeship program is coursework or training designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program. Once participants complete the pre-apprenticeship program, they will be able to interview with the employer to enter a registered apprenticeship program. A pre-apprenticeship program, by definition, has a documented partnership with at least one Registered Apprenticeship program. Pre-Apprenticeship Programs may or may not include a paid position with the employer.
For More Information
A factsheet from Apprenticeship Tennessee provides an overview of registered apprenticeships, including the components, the benefits to employers and apprentices, and ApprenticeshipTN contact information. Open the factsheet by clicking the button below.
A toolkit from the U.S. Department of Labor provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program, from exploring the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy to launching a new program. Access the toolkit by clicking the button below.