Information for Transitioning and Active Duty Veterans

Information for Transitioning and Active Duty Veterans

Airborne soldier at Fort Bragg; photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret

What is registered apprenticeship?

Registered apprenticeship is a training program designed to meet the needs of the employer by providing the employee with structured on-the-job learning, related instruction and a progressive wage scale. Registered apprentices earn state and national credentials certifying their skills.

Benefits for active duty military

  • The program is free and requires no off-duty hours.
  • Receive recognition for skills learned.
  • Obtain documented proof of work experience earned.
  • Demonstrates your motivation for more challenging military assignments.
  • Build self-esteem.
  • Gain work experience.
  • Good for a lifetime.
  • Become more marketable for future employment with a nationally recognized credential.

Veterans eligible for recruitment to apprenticeship

  • Separated/Retired (honorable discharge)
  • National Guardsmen/Reservist
  • Survivors/Dependents

Using your GI Bill benefits

  • Veterans may apply for benefits if eligible and not receiving wages at the fully trained rate of pay for the occupation.
  • Veterans must be employed with a company that has a registered apprenticeship or on-the-job learning program.
  • Veterans must be registered with the company as an apprentice or trainee.

U.S. Department of Labor VETS Apprenticeship Pilot Program

  • Service members at two N.C. military bases, Fort Bragg and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, also have access to apprenticeship placement counselors through a pilot program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • The counselors provide counseling and apprenticeship placement services. They are working with transitioning service members and their spouses interested in exploring apprenticeship as a post-separation career pathway.
  • The program began in April 2020 and runs into early 2021. Details are here.

Get started

For more information on becoming an apprentice, contact our ApprenticeshipNC Military Consultant at Fort Bragg