Training for the 21st Century

Apprenticeship improves the skills of the American workforce, and enhances the efficiency and productivity of American industries. It is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.

Apprenticeship improves the skills of the American.

Registered apprenticeship programs provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians to receive high quality training and instruction in family-sustaining occupations. This model has proven effective for many years in the state, nation, and around the globe. Pennsylvania has been promoting and establishing the standards for apprenticeship programs since 1961. Registered apprenticeship programs are a time-honored means to meet the skilled workforce needs of employers in numerous industries and occupations.