What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a paid job where the apprentice is assigned a mentor and receives on-the-job training and educational training, paid for by the employer.
Apprenticeships typically last between one and four years, and upon completion the apprentice receives a nationally recognized occupational credential and/or college credits.
Apprenticeships are available in a wide variety of industries, from agriculture, to engineering, education, art, and trades.
Apprenticeship Core Components
- Apprenticeships are employer driven
- The employer assigns a mentor who provides on-the-job training to the apprentice
- FCC provides related educational instruction
- Apprentices receive scheduled wage increases congruent with increase in skill and experience
- Apprentices earn academic credits and/or a nationally recognized credential