Registered Apprenticeship is a time-tested educational method that combines on-the-job training and one-on-one mentoring with theoretical instruction to teach the whys and hows of job performance. Modern apprenticeship programs offer flexibility and innovative approaches for businesses to recruit, train, and cultivate high-performing candidates while also providing better opportunities, improved job satisfaction, and long-term success for career seekers. Recent innovations in the apprenticeship model include the ability to earn college credit and conduct competency assessments. Businesses who incorporate apprenticeship into their recruitment and training efforts report increased employee engagement, reduced turnover, and returns on their investment as much as 40% and 50%*.
* Source: The Benefits and Costs of Apprenticeship: A Business Perspective, November 2016, US Department of Commerce