Registered Apprenticeships

What is a Registered Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine classroom study with extensive on-the-job training under the supervision of a trade professional, ultimately leading to an occupational credential.

Components of Registered Apprenticeship programs

  • Direct Business Involvement – Employers are the foundation of every apprenticeship program and the skills needed by their workforce are at the core.
  • On-the-Job Training – Every apprenticeship program includes structured on the-job-training from an experienced mentor.
  • Related Instruction – Apprentices receive related instruction on the technical and academic competencies that apply to the job.
  • Rewards for Skills Gains – Apprentices receive progressive wage increases as their skills and knowledge increase.
  • National Occupational Credential – Every graduate of a Registered Apprenticeship program receives a nationally-recognized credential. 

Search the list of 2017 Registered Apprenticeship occupations. (link is external)



Contact us for more information

DWD Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Randy Cottrell

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
Missouri State Apprenticeship Director
Neil Perry