Employer Sponsored Registered Apprenticeship

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.

Missouri continues to respond to employer demand for workers who can quickly be put on the job with or without experience and academic qualifications.  There is also a growing need for young adult workers needed to fill job vacancies due to a retiring workforce and emerging jobs.  Apprenticeships offer an “earn while you learn” opportunity for experienced and young adult workers to earn wages and build skills on the job.  Apprenticeships today are offered for occupations in skilled trades, health care, information technology, and other industries.   

Components of a Registered Apprenticeship Training

  • Business involvement
  • Structured On-the-Job Training
  • Job Related Training and Instruction
  • Rewards for Skill Gains
  • National Occupational Credential

Benefits to Employers

  • Helps recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce.
  • Improves productivity
  • Reduces turnover costs and increases employee retention.
  • Creates industry-driven and flexible training solutions to meet national local needs.

Contact us for more information

DWD Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Randy Cottrell
​apprenticeship@ded.mo.gov

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
Missouri State Apprenticeship Director
Neil Perry
perry.neil@dol.gov