5 Core Components of Registered Apprenticeship
- 1. Employer Involvement
- 2. Structured On-the-Job Learning
- 3. Related Instruction
- 4. Rewards for Skill Gains
- 5. National Occupational Credential
“Registered apprenticeships are high-quality work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies).”
As defined by the U.S. Department of Labor, “Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.”
Apprentices receive pay while in the apprenticeship and typically the pay increases as one progress through the program. Learning objectives or competencies are set by the employer or sponsoring organization.
In Nevada, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation for the New Nevada (OWINN) has oversight of registered apprenticeship programs and the State Apprenticeship Council as the State Apprenticeship Agency. The State Apprenticeship Council approves programs and programs are overseen by OWINN, who serves as the recognized entity and point of contact with the U.S. Department of Labor. OWINN also works with potential sponsors to develop programs going before the State Apprenticeship Council.
Benefits of Registered Apprenticeships
- A Paycheck guaranteed to increase over time.
- An education and potential to earn college credit
- Hands-on career training in a wide selection of programs
- A national industry certification
- A career once you complete your apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are happening in many industries in Nevada, the U.S. and around the world. There are over 1,000 apprenticeable occupations.
- Tourism and Gaming
- Manufacturing & Aerospace
- Financial Services
- Natural Resources (Energy)
- Health Care