There are five core building blocks involved in creating and operating a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). Depending on where you are in the program creation process, you may choose to start at a different building block. For example, if you’re new to apprenticeship you may begin by exploring how apprenticeship is used across industry and geography. If you’re already familiar with apprenticeship, you can begin to build, partner, and register your program. Click the links below to read more about each step on the Apprenticeship.gov website.
Step 1. Explore
Learn how apprenticeship programs can help you prepare and train your future workforce.
Step 2. Build
Learn how to create your own apprenticeship program or partner with an existing apprenticeship program.
Step 3. Partner
PIA works with several apprenticeship intermediaries that you may be interested in partnering with. Check out their websites for more information:
- Three Talents
- SHRM Foundation
- Cybersecurity Center for Business (CCB)
- Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP)
We also can recommend several partner organizations that are also experienced in providing apprenticeship guidance:
- Urban Institute
- Maher & Maher
- Jobs for the Future (JFF)
- If your organization is a member of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), you should encourage them to join CTA’s Apprenticeship Coalition, which is a collaborative effort by CTA member companies to create and expand hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities nationwide.
Step 4. Register
Find out how to register your apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor or State Apprenticeship Agency.
Step 5. Launch
Begin your apprenticeship program by recruiting and hiring talent. Learn how to sustain and grow your program.
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