What is apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a formal system of employee training that combines
on-the-job training with related technical instructions. Minnesota Apprenticeship
Program allows employers to create their own apprenticeship program that
provides apprentices with the specific skill training and job related
theory tailoring to the company's needs. People who enroll into the apprenticeship
program are called apprentices. Apprentices have the opportunity to learn
an occupation, gain valuable skills and knowledge which makes them more
marketable in the future, earn a good wage, receive great fringe benefits
and have a sense of job security.
Who is eligible to enroll into the apprenticeship programs?
High School graduate or GED is required, must be at least 18 years of
age, and be US Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
For more information on apprenticeship programs call
of Labor and Industry Division of Apprenticeship
Book: Career Opportunities
Describes 16 trades and the process for applying for an apprenticeship.
Free from the Division of Voluntary Apprenticeship, Minnesota Department
of Labor and Industry (651) 296-2371
- Builders Association of the Twin Cities (651) 697-1954
- Minnesota Builders Association (651) 646-7959
- Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau (651) 647-6478
- National Association of Home Builders (800) 368-5242
- Women in the Trades (651) 228-9955
- Women Venture (651) 646-3808