What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a career training program designed to prepare individuals to enter into a certain workforce. Apprenticeships are similar to college in in a sense that they prepare men and women for a life-long career. The major difference between the two is apprenticeships do not require student loans required and the participant receives hands-on training.
Construction industry Registered Apprenticeship Program are some of the oldest such programs in the country and provide on-the-job training and classroom education to their apprentices through and earn while you learn model.
These Registered Apprenticeship Programs provide an opportunity to learn both in the field and in the classroom for a period of three to five years, depending on the trade. Apprentices top out as journeymen with with experience, knowledge and certifications under their belt.
The apprenticeships discussed in this website are Registered Apprenticeship Programs. This means that each of these training centers and curriculum is approved by the Department of Labor and Department of Education and follow specified criteria for the education.
We are also fortunate to have several PACA affiliated training programs accredited by the Council on Occupational Education National Accreditation. This means the U.S. Department of Education treats them just like accredited colleges or universities.
Learn more about the trades offered and different Registered Apprenticeship Programs throughout our site.