Often referred to as the "other 4-year degree," apprenticeships are gaining popularity and replacing the traditional college path for many career-oriented young people who prefer to earn as they learn. The Arizona Apprenticeship Office is continuously expanding the number of registered apprenticeship opportunities available to its residents. Apprenticeships, which were once only available in trades such as manufacturing and construction, are now emerging in fields including cyber and information technology (IT), healthcare, sales, professional services, and more.

Job Seekers: Explore Apprenticeship Opportunities

A registered apprenticeship is a career that allows the apprentices to earn a salary as they train. An apprentice starts working from day one and earns incremental wage increases as he or she becomes more proficient in the profession.

See general information on apprenticeship opportunities or view the complete list of Apprenticeship programs in Arizona from the DES site.

Employers: Explore Apprenticeship Opportunities

A Registered Apprenticeship is an opportunity for a worker to earn a salary while receiving mandatory on-the-job (OTJ) training, and related technical instruction (RTI). Related training instruction is an organized and systematic form of instruction designed to provide the apprentice with the knowledge of the theoretical and technical subjects related to the apprentice's occupation.

  • Return on Investment (ROI): For every $1 spent on Registered Apprenticeship, employers receive an average $1.47 back in increased productivity, reduced waste, and greater innovation.
  • Enhanced employee retention: 91% of apprentices that complete an apprenticeship are still employed nine months later.
  • Customized training that meets industry standards, tailored to the specific needs of business and result in highly-skilled employees.
  • Build partnerships with certification and licensing agencies.

Download the list of officially recognized apprenticeship occupations.


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