Apprenticeships combine training with a full-time job—and prepare you to enter specialized fields.
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. Visit Apprenticeship.gov to search for opportunities in your area.
Resources for veterans and service members
The federal government offers resources to assist service members and veterans into high-skill, good-paying jobs in apprenticeships.