Apprentices are trained by experienced professionals who are experts in their field. Apprentices also take classes to make sure they master all aspects of the job.
An apprenticeship can help you enter an in-demand field. There are apprenticeships in many different jobs: from high-tech manufacturing and health care to plumbing and carpentry.
You apply for an apprenticeship with a specific employer. Once accepted, you become an apprentice. You earn wages and work during your apprenticeship program while learning the skills needed in that occupation.
If you’re interested in an apprenticeship, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the VA. The VA provides a list of employers that offer apprenticeships (at the top of the page in Search Filters, select Program Type “On-The-Job-Training/Apprenticeship”, then select your state on map below.)
Learn more about Registered Apprenticeships for veterans or use the Apprenticeship Office Finder to search for information in your state.