Become an employer-sponsor
Almost every industry sector can benefit from an apprentice program. Employer-sponsors develop highly skilled, customized employees. Established apprenticeship programs have been shown to reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment, and increase safety in the workplace.
A Registered Apprenticeship Program is an industry-driven training model that combines paid on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. It differs from traditional educational programs in that the employer/organization can develop training that aligns more cohesively with business needs. When an apprenticeship becomes registered with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), it not only helps to standardize the program, but also earns national recognition.
The USDOL maintains a list of all available occupations that are part of this program, including the type of training associated with each occupation (time-based training/TB, competency-based training/CB, or a hybrid of both/HB).
Registered Apprenticeship is a proven model for creating a skilled, dedicated workforce. Employers with programs have seen a huge return-on-investment, lower turnover rates and fewer errors from participants. The apprenticeship model also reinforces positivity in the work environment by enabling participants to earn wages for skills learned. Lastly, these programs are tailored to meet the needs of participating employers/organizations thus strengthening the business as a whole.
MYTH: Apprenticeships are for occupations such as the construction and building trades.
FACT: There are Registered Apprenticeship programs for a variety of occupations, not just traditional trades. Governor Murphy has made the expansion of apprenticeship into nontraditional sectors a key initiate of his administration.
MYTH: Registering an apprenticeship program is bureaucratic and difficult.
FACT: The United States Department of Labor has already established apprenticeships in thousands of occupations across many industry sectors. This means, a framework for implementing an apprenticeship program for your business may already exist! If not, our Office of Apprenticeship can offer many resources to assist in developing a program to fit your needs.
MYTH: Apprenticeships are only for recruiting new staff. Current employees would be excluded from participation.
FACT: Sponsors have complete flexibility as to who participates in a Registered Apprenticeship program. In fact, many times, these programs are used as a means of upskilling employees to attain higher occupational titles. How you choose to best utilize your program is up to you.
MYTH: Registered Apprenticeship programs are too costly.
FACT: Studies show a huge return-on-investment from Registered Apprenticeship programs. Program participants are 91% more likely to remain employed with a company, reducing recruitment and turnover costs for employers! Investing in Registered Apprenticeship also increases overall quality of work and productivity. Grant funding may also be available to financially support those looking to start a program. Visit our website to hear about funding opportunities.
Starting a program is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. CONTACT: Reach out to the New Jersey Office of Apprenticeship by completing our intake form and we will walk you through the process.
2. BUILD: Develop your program specifications with a representative from the USDOL.
3. LAUNCH: Enroll participants and begin training.
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