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What is an Apprenticeship?
​Apprenticeships are an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals obtain paid work experience and receive progressive wage increases and classroom instruction. Learn more about the Industries.
Source: ApprenticeshipUSA, U.S. DOL
Registered and non-registered apprenticeship programs should include 7 key elements:
  • Industry Led: Vetted approved programs to ensure alignment with industry standards for apprentices to train in highly skilled, in-demand occupations.
  • Paid Job: Apprenticeships are jobs! Apprentices earn progressive wages as their skills and productivity increase.
  • Structured On-the-Job Learning/Mentorship: Programs provide structured training to prepare for a successful career, which includes instruction from an experienced mentor.
  • Supplemental Education: Apprentices receive supplemental classroom education based on the employers' unique training needs to ensure quality and success.
  • Diversity: Programs are designed to reflect the communities in which they operate through strong non-discrimination, anti-harassment, and recruitment practices to ensure access, equity, and inclusion.
  • Quality & Safety: Apprentices are afforded worker protection while receiving rigorous training to be equipped with the skills to succeed, the proper training, and supervision to be safe.
  • Credentials: Apprentices earn a portable, nationally recognized credential within an industry.

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Monthly Bulletin
​Check out the Apprenticeship Illinois Monthly Bulletin: August 2023. For previous updates, visit the IWIB Apprenticeship Illinois Committee section on the Information Center page.

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