Term Apprenticeship Training
Code ND-2000.3500-050
Definition Programs that provide a combination of paid, structured on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a designated trade, craft or occupation under the supervision of a skilled craft worker. Apprenticeship programs vary in length from 3-5 years depending on the trade; may be operated by public and private sector employers, employer associations or joint labor/management sponsors; and may be formally registered with the U.S. Department of Labor (which maintains national standards for apprenticeship programs) and State Apprenticeship Councils which operate in 27 states, or less formal, unregistered programs. Individuals who complete their apprenticeship terms in a registered program become fully-qualified journey-level workers with portable credentials that are recognized nationally, often internationally.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 5/4/10
Use References Apprenticeships
See Also References Apprenticeship Preparation (ND-2000.1500-050)
External Classification Terms Apprenticeship (UW
Apprenticeships (NPC J02.05)
Employment (AIRS EM-180)
Employment (CAN EM-180)
Employment (ACH G-01)
Job Training (NTE J22)
Related Concepts Labor and Employment
Modality/Delivery Format
Facet Modality/Delivery Format
Bibliographic References "Apprenticeship and Training", Kentucky Labor Cabinet website, http://www.labor.ky.gov/ows/employmentstandards/apprenticeshiptraining/

"Hiring Issues: Apprenticeship Programs", United States Department of Labor website, http://www.dol.gov/compliance/topics/hiring-apprenticeship.htm

"Veteran Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) — Glossary", Veterans’ Employment & Training Service, United States Department of Labor, http://www.dol.gov/vets/grants/grant3/glossary.htm

"Work Destinations Glossary: Apprenticeship", Work Destination website, sponsored by the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, http://www.workdestinations.org/glossary.jsp?lang=en

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