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Apprenticeship Training

What is apprenticeship training?

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

For businesses, starting a Registered Apprenticeship program means you’ll build a talented workforce equipped with the skills that specifically fit your company. As employees retire, are promoted or reassigned, you’ll be creating career paths for the next generation of skilled workers.

Apprenticeship Programs: Earn and Learn

Apprenticeship programs successfully address industry’s need to remain competitive and to invest in the development and continuous upgrade of the skills of its workforce.

For job seekers, becoming a Registered Apprentice means you’re on the path to a rewarding career where you’ll earn a paycheck from day one - your chance to earn and learn.

What industries offer registered apprenticeships?

Registered apprenticeship programs are, or can be, established in nearly any industry! Emerging apprenticeship industries, like healthcare, information technology and energy are helping to broaden how employers and workers in the U.S. understand apprentices.

Partner with Pima to Develop a Registered Apprenticeship Program

In 2019, Pima became the first community college in Arizona to become a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor.

Willie Higgins
Pima Community College has demonstrated leadership in addressing the needs of the communities it serves through Registered Apprenticeships and becoming the first community college in Arizona to become an intermediary sponsor- Earn While You Learn.

William “Willie” Higgins, State Apprentice Program Lead for the Apprenticeship Arizona Employer Engagement Administration, Department of Economic Security

What do Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors do?

With Pima as your sponsor, we will guide you through the process, handle all of the paperwork, registrations and monitoring of apprentices. You decide who enters the program, the courses your apprentices will take, and provide the experienced mentor for the on-the-job training portion.

Already a sponsor? Let Pima Provide Your Related Technical Instruction

Pima offers credit, noncredit and online training options.

Work-based Learning Guide

Our Work-based Learning Guide (PDF) explains additional work-based learning opportunities to help you consider which type might be the right fit for your workforce needs and how you can get started.

The guide includes information about:

  • Benefits of work-based learning
  • Joining the Registered Apprenticeship program
  • Designing a quality internship program
  • Hosting a job shadow
  • Holding a great information session

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To find out more about developing Registered Apprenticeship programs, fill out the form below.










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