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Registered Apprenticeship

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy, through a combination of on-the-job training and theoretical classroom instruction. It is a "win-win" approach to workforce development for more than 13,000 apprentices (employees) throughout the Commonwealth.

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The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship program currently meets the needs of approximately 2,000 Virginia sponsors (employers) who use custom-designed programs to train their workforce. Employers provide on-the-job training for their employees in a variety of occupations, ranging from high tech to highly skilled trades.

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The process of apprenticeship program registration with Federal and State government agencies is designed to ensure that working apprentices, program sponsors, and the general public can gain a clear understanding of the training content and the measures that are in place to ensure ongoing quality. To view a copy of the Virginia Registered Apprenticeship brochure Click here.

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On-the-Job Training

The apprentice's sponsor provides on-the-job training through qualified journeypersons.

Related Instruction

Related instruction may be provided through your local community college, a vocational and technical center, electronically or, in some instances, at your place of employment.

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