Apprenticeships consist of paid, on-the-job training, supplemented by related classroom instruction. Most often apprenticeships are for high-school graduates, with pre-apprenticeships providing the opportunity for high school students to jump-start their learning and ensure their acceptance into apprenticeship programs. Registered apprenticeships are monitored by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the United States Department of Labor, as apprentices are considered employees of the organization that provides their training.
“After a year, you’re already productive… After three years, you have a great education.”
Thomas van de Bunt, Training Manager, VEKA Inc.
- Spotlight – “Apprenticeships and Pre-apprenticeships”
- Spotlight – “Apprenticeships: The Role of Sponsoring Organizations”
- Spotlight – “Apprenticeships: A Tale of Two”
(Two businesses engaged in apprenticeships share their stories.)