No, we’re not talking about reality TV or a medieval guild when we say “apprentice.” A growing number of American companies have discovered that registered apprenticeship programs offer a proven solution for recruiting, training and retaining world-class talent.
Overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor (or a related state agency), registered apprenticeships are high-quality, work-based education and training arrangements that must meet rigorous national standards. In these paid positions, apprentices must work 40 hours a week and receive a minimum of 2,000 on-the-job training hours.
El Centro College, North Lake College, Richland College and DCCCD’s District Office serve as the lead educational agency for several existing apprenticeship and journey worker programs, including:
Lead Educational Agency
El Centro College
North Lake College
Pipefitting and Plumbing
Amazon Veterans AWS
Pharmacy Technician (CVS)
Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training
DCCCD District Office (Texas Workforce Commission)
Independent Electrical Contractor
Plumbing and Pipefitting
Transportation Services (J.B. Hunt)
Interested in learning more or starting your own apprenticeship program?
Project Leader, Apprenticeship Programs