TAILORED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
Is your pool of candidates too small? Are you competing with other businesses for qualified workers? Grow tomorrow’s skilled workforce through apprenticeship.
Filling the need
Union or non-union, apprenticeships help businesses develop highly skilled workers through a structured system that combines on-the-job training (OJT) with related supplemental instruction (RSI). Apprenticeship allows you to transfer years of experience and knowledge quickly, reducing the risk of skill shortages when key employees retire. The training program helps businesses stay responsive and competitive.
A registered apprenticeship program is sponsored by a business. Apprentices are only enrolled in the program when a business selects them for training. Workers entering an apprenticeship begin at a lower wage that increases as their skills and productivity grow.
LOCAL COMPANIES GROWING THEIR WORKFORCE THROUGH APPRENTICESHIP
AVAILABLE ADULT APPRENTICESHIPS
- Industrial Machine Operator
- Industrial Maintenance Technician
AVAILABLE YOUTH APPRENTICESHIPS
- Production Technician
- Automation Technician
HOW MUCH Does an apprenticeship cost?
The cost to begin an apprenticeship is time and effort. You pay no fees to Labor and Industries. You pay the employee/apprentice, provide the required hours of on-the-job training, and have the choice to cover or share the cost of related college coursework. In Washington State, registered apprentices receive 50 percent reduced tuition.
WHAT certification does an APPRENTICE receive?
An apprentice earns an “Award of Completion” issued by Washington State Labor and Industries. The Journey-Level Certificate is an industry issued, nationally recognized credential that an apprentice takes with them validating proficiency in an occupation or trade.
HOW DO You START AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
Every business is unique. Let’s meet and discuss how apprenticeship could benefit your organization.