What is an apprenticeship program?
An apprenticeship program is an employer-driven program that provides apprentices with on-the-job training (often with the guidance of a mentor) and virtual or classroom instruction. Training and instruction are focused on helping the apprentice master skills needed to succeed in a specific occupation. Individuals enrolled in apprenticeships are paid a competitive wage while they learn and gain credentials to support their success in the workplace. Ninety-four percent of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000.
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