Registered Apprenticeship


What is Registered Apprenticeship?

The Kansas Registered Apprenticeship Program balances a unique partnership between job seekers and employers throughout the state. The program incorporates classroom studies through on-the-job training supervised by a skilled employee.

Learn while you Earn

Registered Apprenticeship is an employment and training program where job seekers earn wages while learning a skilled profession in a specific field, such as construction, health care, or culinary arts. Registered Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled employee.

Like a college education, it takes several years to become fully trained in an occupation. Unlike college, apprentices earn a paycheck and gain valuable work experience while they learn. Beginners in the program make less money than skilled workers, but they progress with regular wage increases.


General Requirements 

  • All applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • The eligible starting age can be no less than 16 years of age; however, individuals must usually be 18 to be an apprentice in hazardous occupations.
  • Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors identify the minimum qualifications required for application to their Registered Apprenticeship program.
  • Program sponsors may also identify additional minimum qualifications and credentials to apply, e.g. education, ability to physically perform the essential functions of the occupation, proof of age.
  • Based upon the sponsor's selection method, additional qualification standards may be identified, e.g. fair aptitude tests and interviews, school grades, and previous work experience.

Interested in Registered Apprenticeship?

Tucky Allen

Business Services Director/Rapid Response Coordinator


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