Apprenticeships: Your Pathway to Success
Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high quality career pathway where businesses can develop and prepare their future workforce and individuals can obtain paid work experience along with classroom instruction.
Apprenticeship programs are for people of all ages who want to earn a salary while they learn, gaining real skills and knowledge. These programs offer employers the opportunity to strengthen and build their workforce by providing a tailored high-quality talent pipeline.
Registered apprenticeship programs meet the needs of both employers and job seekers.
Apprenticeship vs Internship
|Length of Time||Long term (1-3 years)||Typically - short term (1-3 months)|
|Structure||Structured training plan, with a focus on mastering specific skills an employer needs to fill a position||Typically, aren’t structured and often focus on entry-level or project-based experience|
|Mentorship||Apprentices are partnered with an experienced mentor who walks them through the entire process||Doesn’t always include a one-on-one mentor|
|Pay||Paid Experiences||Not always paid, although we do recommend paid experiences|
|Credential||Leads to an industry-recognized credential||May or may not lead to an industry-recognized credential|
|College Credit||Leads to credit towards a degree||May lead to credit towards a degree|