Registered apprenticeship is a formal training relationship between an employer and an employee. It is for a specific period of time. During this time, the worker or apprentice learns a trade.
It combines hands-on work experience and classroom instruction. This leads to professional, independent, skilled workers.
Are you part of a business or an association that wants to:
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then registered apprenticeship training may be for you.
Learn how to become a sponsor.
The sponsor is responsible for:
Both the sponsor and the apprentices must register with the New York State Department of Labor. Both parties also have to sign a written agreement that acknowledges the shared commitment to the training process and assures the program operates in accordance with:
The New York State Department of Labor approves this agreement. At the completion of training, all apprentices receive certificates of apprenticeship issued by the Department of Labor. This is a nationally recognized credential.
By registering an apprenticeship training program, you will:
Employers benefit in two ways:
Apprentices in registered training programs know they have jobs in the future. They work for an employer who values life-long learning, so there is a reason to improve their skills and achieve a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate is a nationally recognized credential.
Apprentices will learn the techniques of a trade, and also:
Apprentices become skilled and motivated craft workers with a strong work ethic who:
The New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Training Unit actively supports Helmets to Hardhats. We encourage apprenticeship sponsors to participate in this program whenever possible. We will give sponsors any help necessary to make sure the Helmets to Hardhats program is successful. This program has the potential to expand interest in careers in the trades, and we are excited about this opportunity.
There are a large number of skilled laborers reaching retirement age and leaving the workforce. These numbers are especially large in the building and construction trades. The Helmets to Hardhats program will help to fill the shortfall of workers in those trades.
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