What is Apprenticeship?

Registered Apprenticeship is a structured training program that combines on-the-job training and related technical instruction to train employees in occupations that demand a high level of skill
Occupations in construction, manufacturing, and the service industries utilize apprenticeship readily; both in the private and public sectors
Apprenticeship works for employers of any size and a diverse apprentice population
Registered Apprenticeship is an investment in the skill level of the workforce
A method of ensuring accountability for mastering the duties and tasks of the occupation
Registered Apprenticeship was established with the signing of the Virginia Apprenticeship Act of 1938


Benefits to Employees

  • Apprentices enjoy a higher quality of life, higher lifetime earnings and lifelong skills
  • Apprentices receive high quality mentoring and education; they earn while they learn
  • Opportunity for college credit and future degrees
  • Earn a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion and Journeyworker card

Benefits to Employers

Build your next, best workforce. The structure of the program allows employers to create a workplace that values teamwork and high quality workmanship. Having a ready supply of competent workers allows for business expansion and new employees can quickly contribute to the productivity of the company.

  • Signing up is easy
  • Instruction is occupation specific
  • Programs can be customized to industry needs
  • DOLI consultants assist at each step
  • No fee to register as a sponsor

The Registered Apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training and related instruction in occupations that demand a high level of skill.

  • Attracts high quality, motivated applicants
  • Increases your competitive edge
  • Reduces turnover
  • Promotes teamwork
  • Strengthens the bond between management, supervisors, and employees

Find your consultant to become an Apprentice Sponsor here.

Call or email the center for additional information at: 757-766-1101 or cfaat@nhrec.org.

For More Information visit  Virginia Department of Labor and Industry