The Apprenticeship Division falls under the Office of Workforce Development, Louisiana Workforce Commission. The Director of Apprenticeship oversees the division, and is supported by three Apprenticeship Training Representatives and an Administrative Assistant.
Registered Apprenticeship is a nationally recognized, voluntary, industry-driven training program. Training Programs can be a partnership of business and organized labor as the primary operators of programs, or implemented by employers or employer associations.
Employers, trade associations, and unions organize, manage, and finance registered apprenticeship programs under a set of apprenticeship standards. These standards include an on-the-job training outline, related classroom instruction curriculum, and the apprenticeship operating procedures.
The division is also responsible for developing materials and conducting a program of public awareness to secure the adoption of training in skilled occupations and related training policies and practices used by employers, unions, and other organizations; developing policies and plans to enhance opportunities for minority and female participation in skilled training; and coordinating the effective use of resources to create a clear training-to-employment corridor for customers of the workforce development system.