Apprenticeships are an employer-driven model and type of experiential learning combining paid, on-the-job learning with related instruction.
Apprenticeships benefit employers of all sizes by allowing them to:
- Develop and grow a highly-skilled, diverse workforce
- Retain company knowledge as experts near retirement
- Train current staff for more advanced positions in your company
Why Register Your Apprenticeship Program?
By choosing apprenticeship, you have demonstrated your commitment to skills-based hiring, finding new talent, and providing a structure to train new and existing employees to be successful in your industry. Registration with the US Department of Labor provides an extra layer of support in order to ensure that you and your apprentices can reap the benefits of this investment.
Studies on registered apprenticeship show significant long-term benefits:
- Reduce turnover and foster loyalty among employees
- Saves on recruitment costs
- Increases safety, lower company risk
CDLE and workforce partners offer a free service to employers interested in registering their program. A registered apprenticeship consultant will walk you through the program design process, registration requirements, and paperwork. Please complete this form to get started: Apprenticeship Program Employer Interest Form
Apprenticeship demonstrates a company’s commitment to equity by creating structures to reduce bias in hiring and advancement:
- Support for establishing occupation-relevant criteria for selection
- A structure for equal pay for apprentices as they are promoted
- Proven diversification strategies such as quality pre-apprenticeship
- Complimentary access to federal and state recruitment tools to market your program to diverse audiences
- Connection to a network of local partners and federal resources to find and support new talent
Learn more about Equal Employment Opportunity in Registered Apprenticeship.
Looking to Partner?
Collaborate with state partners to find additional work-based learning options that work for your company:
- Colorado Community College System: CCCS partners with industry to integrate postsecondary education into an apprenticeship program
- Colorado Department of Education: CDE trains the next generation of workers by offering apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities, year-round
- CareerWise Colorado: CareerWise has led the country in “the modern youth apprenticeship” a Swiss model that ensures that young people are trained in high-demand occupations
- Department of Regulatory Agencies: DORA oversees licensed apprenticeships-such as plumbing and electrical