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Modern Training for Modern Jobs

Apprenticeships are structured, occupational training programs for current employees or new hires that combine on-the-job training with related technical instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages. Apprenticeships span industries from traditional sectors like construction and manufacturing to emerging sectors, like energy, information technology, and health care.

Pennsylvania offers statewide registered apprenticeship programs to provide workers the opportunity to improve their skills and enhance the productivity and efficiency of our workforce and industries. From day one, apprentices get incremental wage increases as they become more proficient on the job. Registered apprenticeships mean that upon the completion of the program, the apprentice receives a certificate of completion and is given a nationally recognized credential.

Apprenticeship programs must:

  • Be a minimum of 2,000 hours, which is identified as a work process (one year of training)
  • Minimum of 144 hours of related technical instruction that should complement every 2,000 hours of training

Most programs range from one to six years.

Read the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Apprenticeship and Training Office’s Fact Sheet for Employers & Sponsors below:

View Fact Sheet

Apprenticeship Stats in Action In the Lehigh Valley!

  • 36
  • 5
  • 23
    Companies/Educational Institutions

Data for 2022

How Workforce Board Lehigh Valley and PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley® can help

We offer support to employers through career pathway strategy development, employee recruitment, screening, and provide supportive services and contribute funding for on-the-job training or related instruction. The Apprenticeship and Training Office will provide technical assistance to develop standards and register a program. The office can be reached at

To see if a registered program has current openings, visit the federal Department of Labor apprenticeship website.