Build an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are employer-driven programs that train employees for a specific occupation through on the job learning and related instruction. 

We know behind every thriving company is a strong employer who knows their greatest asset is their people. ApprenticeshipPHL is here to help you build your own talent development pipeline or connect to an existing apprenticeship program.

Apprenticeships are proven to:

Customize Your Skilled Workforce

Having a tough time finding the right people? Apprenticeship is a flexible training strategy that can meet the needs of every business. Every apprenticeship is different and employers get to design a model that works for them.

Reduce Turnover & Cost

Looking to increase loyalty? 92% of apprentices remain with their employer at the end of the apprenticeship program.

Increase Productivity

See a $1.47 return for every $1 invested. The best part? The ROI begins during the apprenticeship, not after.

Create Talent Pipelines

The workforce is changing but businesses’ needs are not. Apprenticeship enables experienced staff to transfer knowledge to new hires through mentorship and on the job training. This model allows employers to tap a more diverse talent pool to help your business flourish.

92% of apprentices remain with their employer at the end of the apprenticeship program.


How ApprenticeshipPHL Helps Employers

Program Design and Registration

We’ll help you develop the framework for your apprenticeship program, including on the job training and related instruction, and provide guidance on identifying and training mentors. We’ll prepare your programs for registration with the Department of Labor & Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office.

Connect to Partners

You might wish to join an existing apprenticeship program. We can assist with identifying the right partners and developing the relationships to make your program succeed.

Apprentice Recruitment

The PA CareerLink®, community organizations, and high school Career & Technical Education programs are excellent sources of talent and can provide screening. We’ll access your talent needs and facilitation connections to the right pipelines.

Contact us to learn more about apprenticeships and begin creating a program to meet your needs.

How it Works

Our Favorite Apprenticeship Resources

Quick-Start Toolkit:

This toolkit from the U.S. Department of Labor outlines the five essential components of a Registered Apprenticeship program: the employer, on-the job learning, related technical instruction, apprentice wage increases for skills learned, and the apprentices’ nationally recognized-credential.
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The Employer Advantage:

See the numbers and read quotes from employers using apprenticeship to build their workforce.
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PA Apprenticeship & Training Office:

Everything a business needs to register an apprenticeship in Pennsylvania can be found on the PA Apprenticeship & Training Office’s website.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Visit JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning to access resources for incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of an apprenticeship.