What is an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a flexible training strategy that gives an employer the opportunity to strengthen and build their workforce by developing a tailored high-quality pipeline. This strategy combines on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction in which workers learn practical and theoretical aspects of an occupation. We call this the “learn-while-you-earn” model.

The goal for apprenticeship programs is to provide workers with a set of skills that meet the specific needs of local employers using a flexible learning approach.

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About South Valley Apprenticeship Program

South Valley Apprenticeship Program, a Lemoore College initiative, delivers support for employers aspiring to transform the local communities they operate and exist in and apprentices courageously pursuing life-changing professional growth. Its mission is to foster economic and community development by encouraging career advancement and living-wage attainment opportunities for a variety of apprenticeable occupations in urban and rural communities. Lemoore College offers free, coordinated apprentice instruction to business and industry partners utilizing innovative, registered apprenticeship programs to tackle a critical skilled labor shortage.

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Combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs help bridge skills gaps and bring new and more diverse talent into the workplace.

Employers who utilize registered apprenticeships produce high skilled workers, receive a strong ROI, and increase

  • Increase efficiency and performance
  • Customizable training
  • Solution to retirement of highly skilled and experienced workers
  • Increase workforce diversity and lower cost of recruiting
  • Increase retention rate and employee loyalty

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Search open apprenticeship job opportunities from employers across the country and directly apply with the employer of the apprenticeship program.

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14,7000+ new apprenticeship programs have been created in the last 5 years

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396,000+ participants completed an apprenticeship in the last 5 years -US Department of Labor

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Nationwide, there were over 593,000 apprentices obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.