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Apprenticeship by State

August 9, 2020

At a Glance

This podcast series features apprenticeship agency directors from states across the U.S. discussing what you need to know to start a program and how to attract in-school and out-of-school youth into your apprenticeship.

As Registered Apprenticeship gains momentum around the country, more and more employers, high schools, colleges, and community-based organizations are interested in delivering apprenticeships. But organizations that are new to apprenticeship often don’t know where to start or what’s required.

This podcast series will point you in the right direction. Hear experts describe the ins and outs of Registered Apprenticeship, including how the registration process helps ensure that apprentices from all backgrounds can succeed.

Join Louisiana’s former apprenticeship director, Joseph Hollins, as he talks with the people leading State Apprenticeship Agencies across the country. They discuss the first steps in developing a Registered Apprenticeship and when to connect with their state’s apprenticeship agency. They also cover strategies for expanding programs for both in-school and out-of-school youth and share what makes each state stand out.

State Apprenticeship Agencies oversee Registered Apprenticeship in half of all states. Each SAA leads state-level strategy and provides direct support to program sponsors in designing, registering, and launching their programs. (The federal Office of Apprenticeship administers programs in the rest of the country.) Visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s State Contact List to find out who to reach out to in your state.

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Developed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pursuant to the National Apprenticeship Act, the Department of Labor works to expand opportunities related to apprenticeship programs. This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration under the contract number/work order DOL-OPS-16-A-0012/1605DC-18-F-00060. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.

We will be adding episodes with all State Apprenticeship Agency directors in the coming months – check back often!

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