What if you could earn a living while training for a new career? And what if you could get started working in a fast-growing and essential industry at the same time?
With an apprenticeship, you can start working and earning wages in a field while you train for your career. You’ll gain on-the-job training supervised by a skilled craftsperson during the day and focus on classroom instruction in the evenings. Most apprenticeship programs take between 2-5 years to complete.
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Why Should I Consider a Registered Apprenticeship?
- Earn a wage while learning versatile industry skills
- Learn on-the-job from industry professionals
- Support for gaining industry credentials such as a Journeyman’s License
- Earn college credits that can be applied to an associate’s degree or even a bachelor’s degree through CSU Global
- Enter into high-wage career pathways
- Upon completion, receive a portable, nationally recognized credential from the US Department of Labor!
Requirements of a Registered Apprenticeship
- Most require a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be at least 18 years of age
- Most require a valid driver’s license
- Students are required to arrive at the job site on time and are responsible for their own transportation
In addition to entry requirements, apprenticeship training programs want applicants who demonstrate a variety of skills and attributes, including:
- Reliable work ethic
- Strong math skills
- Ability to follow directions and pay attention to detail
Apprentices attend a minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year. Most apprenticeship programs take between 2-5 years to complete.
Apprenticeship Program Costs
Typically apprentices are responsible to pay for application fees, union/association dues, books or tools. Often, the employer paysf for the majority of your tuition and fees. For specific questions regarding program costs, please contact the individual program apprenticeship contacts.
Our Apprenticeship programs are managed by partners across the state. Our partners include the Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado, RK Mechanical, Independent Electrical Contractors, and more.
If you are interested in getting started on an apprenticeship program, reach out directly to our partners for the apprenticeship of your choice.