Apprenticeships for Employers
What are the benefits of sponsoring an apprenticeship program?
By working with an employer that values life-long learning, apprentices become invested in improving their skills and in achieving a certificate of completion, a nationally-recognized credential. While combining hands-on skill development with classroom learning, apprentices learn and understand why they do what they do. Apprentices become problem solvers, good team members, and demonstrate better interpersonal skills. On average, apprentices demonstrate better attendance, possess the latest technological skills, and fill the critical need for skilled workers to replace retirees and achieve and maintain a highly productive workforce.
Although you pay for apprenticeship training, the actual cost to the employer is minimal. The program includes both classroom and on-the-job training, so apprentices will be producing for you while they learn. Apprentice wages are usually 40-60% less than journey worker wages, and registered apprenticeship sponsors are exempted from paying overtime to apprentices for the related classroom instruction portion of their training. If your business is in a field requiring licensing, apprentices are prepared for the licensing exams when they complete the program.
A written agreement is signed between the apprentice and the employer that acknowledges joint commitment to the training process. The agreement is approved in Nebraska by the Office of Apprenticeship
Click here to view a video for employers wanting to know more about the Registered Apprenticeship program development.
Click here for the list of apprentice-able occupations
Click here for detailed information on setting up a Registered Apprenticeship
Click here for technical assistance and additional information in the planning and development of an apprenticeship program.