Delaware Registered Apprenticeship
Train. Build. Master.
Registered Apprenticeship are earn-while-you-learn programs that incorporate key elements, including paid workplace experience and related technical (classroom) instruction. By creating partnerships between employers, community-based organizations, high schools, and postsecondary institutions, programs prepare workers of all ages and experience for in-demand careers.
Registered Apprenticeship for youth (also called youth apprenticeship) provide the same opportunities for high school students to gain paid work experience and skills in a real work environment. They give businesses a chance to develop a new generation of talent.
The Importance of Youth Apprenticeship
High schoolers are expected to make decisions about their future with no experience in the world of work.
Businesses worry about finding skilled employees and losing competent workers to retirement.
Youth apprenticeships help solve these dilemmas. These programs combine paid work experience with technical instruction and are used in fields such as manufacturing, health care, IT and more.
*Jobs for the Future (JFF) Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning, 2022
- PAYA (Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship) Infographic – Explore youth apprenticeship to Learn and Earn, creating affordable and reliable paths from high school to good careers and college degrees.
- “Why I Apprentice” Youth Apprenticeship Video Series
- 5 Reasons You Should Think about Apprenticeship for Your Child
- Delaware Department of Labor: Apprenticeship and Training
Youth Apprenticeship Solves Challenges
- Delaware Restaurant Association
- Explore opportunities in culinary arts
- ABC Delaware
- Explore opportunities in construction trades
- Apprenti Careers
- Explore opportunities in information technology
Occupations In Demand in Delaware
|Career||Construction Laborer||Electrician||Carpenter||Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics||HVAC||Structural Iron and Steel Workers|
|Annual Average Growth Rate||2.1%||1.7%||1.6%||0.1%||1.0%||2.0%|
Delaware Department of Labor Long-Term Occupation Predictions 2020-2030, 2022
O*net Online and Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data