Apprenticeship is a program coordinated between labor, industry, and education to prepare individuals for a specific trade/craft or occupation. Apprenticeship is a proven method of training skilled workers through formalized on-the-job training and related instruction programs (theory). In the United States, there are approximately 950 occupations which are acquired through apprenticeship. Apprentices are registered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), United States Department of Labor and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Basic Standards of an Apprenticeship Program:

  • Proper supervision of training and adequate training facilities
  • An approved ratio of apprentices to skilled workers
  • A progressive wage schedule
  • A schedule of work processes
  • Provision for related instruction
  • Non-discrimination in all phases of employment and training

Apprenticeship students must maintain 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year and attend 144 hours of related instruction per year. Arrangements for related instruction may be made by sending your registration to the main office. Applicants must be employed as an apprentice in an approved training program. Proof of apprenticeship must be presented.Ā If you wish to take these classes while you are not working in the field, you may do so. However, you will not get hands-on training or a USDOL apprenticeship certificate.


EMPLOYERS

Call your County Apprenticeship Coordinator for more information! 732-431-7245 Ext. 2636
Establish a model program for your employees to obtain a nationally recognized credential.

APPRENTICES

Call your County Apprenticeship Coordinator At: 732-431-7245 ext. 2636


Apprenticeship FAQ's

WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
A systematic approach of on-the-job learning and related technical courses for a specific occupation.

WHAT IS ON-THE-JOB LEARNING?
Learning skills operations under the close supervision of a trained mentor while employed full-time.

WHAT IS RELATED CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION?
Covers technical courses needed for a specific trade.

HOW LONG IS THE TRAINING PERIOD?
Depending on the occupation it varies from 1 to 5 year Apprenticeships 144+ hours/yr. technical instruction


BUSINESSES: WE CAN PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION!

SAMPLE CUSTOMIZED TRAINING COURSES/PROGRAMS:
Air Conditioning and Heating, Auto Mechanics, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Dietetic Assistant. Instrumentation, Machine Trades, Maintenance Mechanic, Millwrighting, Office Occupations, Packaging Mechanics, Refrigeration, ServSafeĀ® Sanitation, Tool and Die Maker, Pipefitter and Welding.

Additional Customized Training is available. Please call the Adult Education Office for more information at 732-431-7245 ext. 2636