Apprenticeships are an “earn and learn” training model, where structured on-the-job training is combined with classroom instruction. The Illinois’ Apprenticeship Plus framework identifies four training options using the apprenticeship model as a career pathway: Registered Apprenticeship, Industry Recognized Credential Programs, Youth Apprenticeship, and Pre-Apprenticeship.
There are five key elements of apprenticeship:
- Business involvement;
- Structured On-the-Job Training;
- Related Instruction;
- Rewards for Skill Gains; and
- Industry Recognized Credentials.