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Pre-Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Hub Powered by Aspyr (The Hub), is a centralized resource for introduction and entrance into the apprenticeship system for employers, job seekers and training providers.

A registered apprenticeship program is an employer-driven workforce development strategy that delivers high-quality, formalized training, paid on-the-job experience, mentorship, and classroom instruction.

A recognized pre-apprenticeship program is entry-level training and education that introduces a person to an industry or specific career while developing essential work-related skills and is designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program.

Recognized Pre-Apprenticeship

The Hub develops and supports recognized pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs by offering technical assistance to businesses, schools, and education programs that includes:

  • Program Development: Creating and implementing apprenticeship programs that meet industry standards.
  • Recruitment: Assisting employers in connecting with qualified job seekers. 
  • Regulatory Compliance and Administration: Ensuring that programs adhere to regulations and standards.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Ensuring accurate documentation and record-keeping for state reporting.
  • Monitoring: Participant progress and performance metrics. 
  • Continuous Improvement: Ongoing program assessments adjustments and revisions as necessary.
  • Funding: Assistance with access to financial support, grants, and incentives to fund new programs.

Benefits of Registered Apprenticeship and Registered Pre-Apprenticeship

  • Strengthens and streamlines your employee pipeline by developing a highly skilled workforce while saving time and money on recruitment.
  • Staff loyalty and retention- Creating a company culture of investing in employees leads to higher loyalty and retention.
  • Reduce Liabilities- Emphasizing safety and procedures during apprenticeship training reduces workplace accidents and liabilities.
  • Access to underserved populations with equal hiring and training processes.

Registered apprenticeship program minimum criteria:

  • Occupation specific
  • 16 years old an up.
  • 2,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 144 hours of related instruction
  • Scheduled wage increases