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Recruit and Develop Your Highly Skilled Workforce 

Registered apprenticeship programs help recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce benefitting both the employer and apprentice. 

Employers see reduced turnover, lower training costs, and improved productivity while apprentices can earn a paycheck while receiving hands-on training and instruction that results in successful, well-paid and highly respected careers.

An apprenticeship program includes a paid-work component and an education or instructional component tailored to industry needs. 


What is a Registered Apprenticeship?

Registered apprenticeship programs are structured, occupational training programs that combine on-the-job training with related technical instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages. They are approved and registered by the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council that can be used to train current employees or new hires. After
the program is completed, the apprentice becomes a journeyperson and is issued a certificate of completion of apprenticeship which is a nationally recognized credential.

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Pre-apprenticeship programs can be developed by schools, community organizations or others and lay the foundation for future apprentices. With a structure similar to a registered apprenticeship program, each pre-apprenticeship program establishes a connection to an existing apprenticeship program and delivers both hands on and instructional-based learning.

Pre-apprenticeship programs provide pre-screened, ready-to-work employees who have been trained in the specific skills employers need. Employers often face a considerable challenge developing the talent pipeline to fill middle-skill jobs. Pre-apprenticeship addresses this and can save employers valuable time and money on recruiting and training new employees and reduce turnover, because employees arrive with an understanding of the job, the tasks they will be expected to perform, and the pre-employment screening they need to pass. 

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The Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO) provides a number of services to businesses, employers, training providers, and other community-based organizations assistance to establish and maintain all registered apprenticeship programs within the commonwealth. 

The ATO provides support in each step of the apprenticeship process - providing guidance, necessary contacts, access to grants and funding and capacity building.

Request for Modification to Apprenticeship Program
A Program Sponsor's request for a modification of its program standards must comply with the procedure adopted by the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council. In accordance with the Council's procedures, the Bureau will accept comments regarding apprenticeship program modification requests from any and all interested parties. The Bureau will forward to Council any written statements from any interested parties prior to the Council's consideration.

Comments should be addressed to the 'Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council'

c/o Director, Apprenticeship and Training Office
PA Department of Labor & Industry
2nd floor, Labor & Industry Building
651 Boas Street
Harrisburg, PA 17121

Learn more about the Apprenticeship & Training Council and current members on the Apprenticeship webpage of PA CareerLink®

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