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apprenticeshiplogo.jpgApprenticeships Create Skilled Employees

Registered Apprenticeship provides training for people in a variety of occupations that require a wide range of skills and knowledge. It is an ideal way for employers to build and maintain a skilled workforce. Registered Apprenticeship combines supervised and paid, on-job training with technical classroom studies in subjects related to the apprentice's chosen occupation.

Apprenticeships Benefit Everyone

Over 29,000 apprenticeship programs in the United States impact 250,000 employers and almost 450,000 apprentices. Registered Apprenticeship has its benefits no matter who you are: the apprentice or the employer. It is a critical postsecondary education, training and employment option. Registered Apprenticeship plays a big role in developing talented workforce.


Apprenticeships offer on-the-job learning opportunities that provide education and help build valuable employee skill sets that benefit companies long term.
Business Benefits
  • A proven process for imparting the knowledge and skills of experienced personnel to new employees.
  • Greater workforce competency and productivity.
  • Partnerships with certification and licensing agencies.

Student Benefits
  • On-the-job learning under the guidance of experienced and qualified personnel.
  • Occupation-specific education/technical instruction.
  • Training and certifications that meet industry/business standards.
  • Opportunities to receive education, develop skills, and gain experience that will enable them to advance in their careers.


Getting a Registered Apprenticeship Started

Commerce is partnering with Job Service North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education and the North Dakota Apprenticeship Office to expand the use of Registered Apprenticeships as a workforce development resource. Commerce will be hosting Employer Convenings around the state in the coming months to showcase the value of Registered Apprenticeships for employers and other stakeholder and provide direction on how to get involved with apprenticeship.

This initiative focus on developing Registered Apprenticeships in non-traditional industries in North Dakota, including Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Information Technology. These industries use Registered Apprenticeships in other parts of the country and have a proven track record for success.


Learn more from the U.S. Department of Labor, including downloadable brochures on apprenticeship.

Search for current available apprenticeships in North Dakota. 

United States Department of Labor Quick Start Toolkit - A guide to building registered apprenticeship programs.

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