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.
- 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.