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
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.
For more information on becoming an apprentice, contact Charlene Sumlin-Cross, ApprenticeshipNC military consultant, at 910-308-9413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.