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Registered Apprenticeship, an “earn and learn” strategy, provides technical classroom instruction to complement hands-on experience where you get to put your knowledge into action.


What is apprenticeship training?

Registered Apprenticeship is a unique, federally regulated, workforce development strategy that connects employers looking for qualified workers with job seekers looking to learn new skills. It is an earn and learn strategy and a career pathway that provides apprentices with both hands-on experience, as well as classroom training to ensure they are proficient at their occupation. The apprentice acquires competencies and knowledge in their field, and by the end of their apprenticeship, they will receive a portable, nationally recognized credential to showcase their skills in their industry. The employer gains a fully trained, certified, and knowledgeable employee added to their workforce.

  • Benefits for Workers

    Apprentices complete a combination of industry-specific classroom education and hands-on career training leading to nationally recognized certifications.

    • Nationally recognized and portable credentials
    • Improved skills and competencies
    • Higher wages as skills increase
    • Career advancement
  • Benefits for Employers

    Registered Apprenticeship benefits employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience.

    • Highly skilled employees
    • Reduced turnover rates
    • Higher productivity
    • Lower investment in recruitment
    • More diverse workforce
    • New pool of workers

National Apprenticeship Week

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week and the 80th anniversary of the enactment of the Louisiana Apprenticeship Law, Gov. John Bel Edwards has proclaimed Nov. 12-18, 2018, as Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week in the State of Louisiana.

National Apprenticeship Week is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. This week gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community and highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

Registered Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week

Success Stories

Hear what people are saying about Registered Apprenticeship.

“Apprenticeships foster a deeper relationship between the employer and the employees because it shows a genuine interest for the wellbeing and success of the individual.”

Margherita Orsot, Program Supervisor
David Orsot Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

“E.P. Breaux has given me an opportunity to further my education in a field of work that I truly enjoy working in.”

Matthew Howard, Apprentice
E.P. Breaux – Associated Builders and Contractors, Pelican Chapter

“Apprenticeship programs are a good way to learn a trade you can use the rest of your life.”

Jade Gautreau, Apprentice
Heat and Frost Insulators, Local 53