APPRENTICESHIP. your path to success.

Customized and hands-on, apprenticeships allow you to learn and earn. Your wages increase as you master job-specific skills through classroom and on-the-job training. Apprenticeships offer rewarding careers and flexible work-life balance.

To obtain an apprenticeship, apply directly to the employer's personnel or hiring office using this comprehensive sponsor directory. DLI is available for questions and support, but does not supply apprenticeship jobs directly.

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BENEFITS OF APPRENTICESHIPS

Earn a good wage and improve job security

Classroom training

Master job-specific skills

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN APPRENTICE?

Apprenticeship Minnesota can provide information about the 100+ occupations that offer apprenticeships in Minnesota and refer you to employers in your geographical area that may have openings. Application procedures vary widely depending on the occupation and geographical location you select and can be competitive.

Here is how you can prepare...

Get ready. You will need a high school diploma or GED to meet basic apprenticeship entrance requirements.

Find a trade that suits you. Assessing your skills, interests and the kind of lifestyle you want takes time and effort, but it’s important. Talk to a career or guidance counselor or give us a call to discuss available fields.

See what’s out there. View the online Program Directory for a listing of options and contacts in your county. Or give us a call. When you see something of interest, apply directly to the employer's personnel or hiring office. Finding an apprenticeship is very similar to a typical job search - the more work you put into it, the more opportunities you will find.

Real apprentices doing what they love.

Find out why apprenticeship can be a smart choice for getting ahead.

Chue

Chue turned his natural strengths into a great career.

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Dionte

Dionte found opportunity, and a job he loves.

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Daniel

Daniel's job opened the door to a bright future.

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Contact us! Apprenticeship Minnesota representatives are available to discuss your interest and can connect you with existing apprenticeship programs and employers.

Email: dli.apprenticeship@state.mn.us

Call: 651-284-5090 or 1-800-342-5354

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  • WHAT IS AN APPRENTICE?

    Apprenticeship is an earn-as-you-learn workforce training model. You’ll receive classroom instruction and on-the-job training to provide the industry-specific knowledge needed to perform highly skilled work. Apprentices earn a salary as they train and the process is structured to allow for a healthy, work-life balance. At the end of the apprenticeship you’ll have the skills and training required in a high-demand industry.

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF APPRENTICESHIP?

    As an apprentice, you will earn a good living while you master in-demand skills. You are actively employed and earning an income on day one as you train in your occupation by your employer. Your wages continue to grow as you master your training. Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you earn a nationally recognized credential in a highly skilled, in-demand occupation.

  • HOW LONG DOES AN APPRENTICESHIP LAST?

    Apprenticeship lengths vary by occupation and industry. The length is based upon the time required to master all aspects of the occupation or trade you are learning in addition to completing the necessary classroom and safety instruction required.

  • AM I ABLE TO EARN AN HOURLY WAGE AND RECEIVE PAID EDUCATIONAL COSTS?

    As an apprentice, you are paid an hourly wage from day one of employment. Typically, compensation increases as you master job-specific skills and classroom course completion.

  • WHO OFFERS APPRENTICESHIPS?

    You can choose from more than 100 apprenticeship occupations today in construction, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care, information technology, transportation and utilities. Employers in these industries need workers who are highly skilled to remain competitive and may be looking to invest in someone like you. An apprenticeship provides you a path to learn the necessary skills while you earn wages.

  • WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE?

    Generally, you would need a high school diploma or G.E.D. to be an apprentice applicant. Math, science and industrial or technical courses are especially helpful in your role as an apprentice.

  • IF I'VE ALREADY GONE TO COLLEGE OR AM EMPLOYED IN A DIFFERENT CAREER, AM I ELIGIBLE TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE?

    Yes, any Minnesota resident over the age of 18 who has a high school diploma or G.E.D. is eligible for an apprenticeship. Prior education or degrees are welcomed, but not required..

  • HOW DO I LEARN MORE?

    An Apprenticeship Minnesota representative is available to answer questions and direct you to apprenticeship programs in Minnesota.