Apprenticeships for Job Seekers, Veterans and Students

Registered Apprenticeship for Job Seekers, Veterans and Students

Registered Apprenticeship programs are an excellent opportunity for workers who are transitioning from declining industries and who are looking to make a career change.


Helmets to Hardhats is a national program that connects transitioning active-duty and reserve component members with training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.


High school students may be able to take part in a pre-apprenticeship program. These programs help students improve their basic skills and learn more about different careers. This is important because students can then take classes in high school that help focus on their particular field of interest, which benefits them once they graduate.

For students who may not be attending college after graduation, apprenticeship is a good option. With hands-on training and the potential to earn college credit, Registered Apprenticeship is a great option that leads to long-term career opportunities. Students, along with their parents and guidance counselors, can identify industries and occupations of interest and take advantage of the benefits of having an industry expert or mentor help train and prepare the student to be an expert in a given field while building a lifelong career. Many employers require technical classroom instruction as part of their apprenticeship program. Registered Apprenticeship works directly with many two- and four-year colleges and universities to provide the required instruction. Many employers will help pay the cost of tuition, books, and other materials.

For more information on Registered Apprenticeship, visit the North Dakota Office of Apprenticeship web site at