Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy. A program’s content is defined by the industry. Registered Apprenticeship programs are clearly defined and meet Federal and State laws and regulations. A proven strategy, Registered Apprenticeship ensures quality training by combining on-the-job training with theoretical and practical related instruction.
Learning in the workplace under the supervision of a skilled worker/mentor allows full participation by apprentices in both the process of learning and of working. Through observation and hands-on applications, apprentices build technical skills and experience teamwork. Apprentices learn the "how" on the job and the "why" through Related Technical Instruction. Apprentices can see for themselves how the technical task can be affected by the context in which it is performed and how their own performance must take that context into account.