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Vermont Registered Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship is a training program designed to provide individuals with hands-on experience and on-the-job training in the specific industry of their choosingIt affords business and industry the chance to develop and train employees.  A Registered Apprenticeship program is an effective recruiting and retention strategy, especially in a tight labor market.

Apprentices work alongside experienced professionals in their chosen field, while receiving on-the-job training and classroom instruction. This program is designed to provide individuals with a path to a successful career while meeting the needs of employers looking to develop a skilled workforce.

Ready to learn more? You'll find lots of information in the links below that will answer all of your questions and, when you're ready, help you take the first steps to getting started. The Department's Workforce Development team is here to support you, so reach out at any time if you need some help!


Starting a registered apprenticeship program can benefit your business in a variety of ways, from reducing turnover rates to developing a skilled workforce. By investing in apprentices, you can create a pipeline of talent that is loyal, knowledgeable, and tailored to your specific needs, ultimately leading to greater efficiency and profitability.

Career Seekers

Enrolling in a registered apprenticeship program is a smart investment in your career. It provides hands-on training, mentorship, and a path to a rewarding career with long-term stability and growth opportunities. Take the first step towards your dream career by enrolling in a registered apprenticeship program today.

“Before I became an apprentice, I was the store manager of a local gas station chain… I am so thankful for the opportunity… It has done so much good for me and my family.”

– Crystal, CNC Machine Tools Operator Program