HR Glossary


What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of tradespeople. Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with technical instruction, and leads to an industry-recognized credential. Apprenticeship offers employers an opportunity to train the next generation of their workforce, and it offers apprentices the opportunity to earn a good wage and get a head start on a successful career.

How do you build an Apprenticeship program?

Apprenticeship programs are an important way to develop a skilled workforce. They provide on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities for workers, while also giving businesses a way to train new employees. There are a few things you need to do to build an apprenticeship program:

  1. Establish a Partnership The first step is to establish a partnership with a local business or trade organization. This will provide a mentor for the apprentices, as well as a place for them to gain hands-on experience.
  2. Define the Program Next, you need to define the program. This includes setting up eligibility requirements, as well as the training and education that will be provided.
  3. Recruit Apprentices Once the program is established, you need to start recruiting apprentices. This can be done through job postings, social media, or word-of-mouth.
  4. Train Apprentices Once apprentices are recruited, they need to be trained. This includes both on-the-job training and formal education.
  5. Evaluate the Program Finally, you need to evaluate the program to make sure it is meeting its goals. This can include surveys or interviews with apprentices, mentors, and businesses.

What are the benefits of Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity for individuals to learn a trade while earning a wage. Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training and allow individuals to develop the skills they need to be successful in their chosen field. Additionally, apprenticeships offer a path to certification and potential advancement within a company. Apprenticeships also provide a way for companies to train and retain employees.

How do you set up an Apprenticeship?

There are a few different ways to set up an apprenticeship. One way is to have a business partner with an existing apprenticeship program who can take on your apprentice. Another way is to contact a local union or apprenticeship program and find an available opening. You can also contact the Department of Labor and find an apprenticeship program in your area.


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