Become an Apprentice
Are you looking for a change or starting your new career? Apprenticeships offer earn while you learn, which means you will be gaining hands-on experience while also completing related instruction.
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. Learn more on Colorado Department of Labor and Employments Apprenticeship for Career Seekers page.
How do I Find a Registered Apprenticeship?
Statewide Apprenticeship Directory – A list of apprenticeship programs that have registered their programs with the US Department of Labor and operate within Colorado.
Local Registered Apprenticeship Partners
- Colorado Tree Care Partnership (Arborist)
- Lockheed Martin Advanced Manufacturing Technical Apprenticeship Program
- Red Rocks (Northrop Grumman) – Cyber Security
- Red Rocks Early Childhood Innovations
- Centura Health
- Twilio (Application Developer)
- Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM)
- Ironworkers Local 24
- Sheet Metal Workers Local 9 Colorado
- Denver Pipefitters Local 208
- Construction Industry training Council
- ClayDean Electric
Sometimes it may be helpful to get some experience and exposure to the industry before applying for an apprenticeship program. This is where a Pre-Apprenticeship might be helpful. Apprenticeship is an earn while you learn model and this usually means that there are different entry requirements for the apprenticeship program versus if you were applying to the final position.
Veterans & Military Apprenticeship Information
Helpful resources, tools, and information for Veterans seeking apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are not just for tradespeople.
They are for people like one of A/D Works!’ clients, a single mom who went from working for minimum wage selling makeup to an apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing, where she got to travel to see components she made with her own hands launch into space. They can lead to jobs in many sectors, like cybersecurity, which provides a starting salary of more than $55,000 a year. They are for people with disabilities who may otherwise not have been fully accommodated in a traditional office setting. They’re for the long-term administrative assistant who is working toward a new career in digital marketing. Apprenticeships are for workers of all backgrounds who want to gain the in-demand skills they’ll need to remain competitive in a labor market characterized by constant change.
For these and many others, a new door has opened. You don’t need to sacrifice making a living to learn new skills, and you don’t need a four-year degree. This innovative apprenticeship program proves there’s something for everyone.