Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship is a training program a business or training provider develops, meeting a specific set of criteria, to train full-time employees in hard-to-fill, technically based occupations. These criteria include a year or more of on-the-job and classroom-based learning, scheduled wage increases and dedicated mentoring, culminating in apprentice employees earning a National Certification within that occupation. 

Many of today's companies and training providers are developing Registered Apprenticeship programs to rebuild their workforce, retain talent and transfer knowledge and skills. Registered Apprenticeships can span multiple industries and occupations, ranging from the skilled trades, construction and manufacturing to IT, healthcare and hospitality, and beyond. In Bucks County, a dedicated Apprenticeship Navigator supports apprenticeship expansion and access.

Registered Apprenticeship is a proven "grow your own" strategy for companies to use in building their talent pool for their most customized technical occupations. Career Seekers benefit from employment in Registered Apprenticeships as a "learn while you earn" model and receive in-depth training for high-demand occupations.

In Bucks County, the following apprenticeship support services are available:
  • Consultations with businesses and training providers to help them develop and register apprenticeship programs
  • Funding and recruiting support for Registered Apprenticeship programs
  • Expansion of existing apprenticeship programs
  • Local PA CareerLink® support for career seekers interested in finding Registered Apprenticeship employment opportunities
  • Connection to state and federal Registered Apprenticeship initiatives and funding
  • Access to pre-apprenticeship training at the youth or adult level to prepare for apprenticeship employment

For more information, businesses and training providers are directed to contact the Bucks County Regional Apprenticeship Coordinator, Adina Tayar, [email protected]. Career Seekers should contact or visit their local PA CareerLink® office for assistance finding and applying to apprenticeship employment opportunities.