What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a relationship between an employer and employee during which the worker or apprentice learn a trade. The training lasts a specified length of time. An apprenticeship covers all aspects of the trade and includes both on-the-job training and related instruction.
Before becoming an apprentice, you must follow these steps:
Apprentices must be enrolled or have taken their theory. This is mandatory in completing the full apprenticeship program.
Contact an employer or person in your field of interest who will agree to employ you as an apprentice (Training must be one-on-one.)
To register as an apprentice by having the employer call an Apprenticeship Field Representative at the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Division of Apprenticeship at 804-371-3104 or the US Department of Labor & Industry Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training at 804-771-2488.
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All apprentice must follow registered apprentice policy's and procedures as well as the policy and procedures of your selected sponsor.