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Registering Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Registered Apprenticeship is a structured and rigorous model of apprenticeship that requires program sponsors to obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) or a federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA). Registered apprenticeships include five core components: employer involvement, structured on-the-job learning, related technical instruction, rewards for skills gains, and a national occupational credential awarded by DOL or an SAA. This guide outlines the core components of a Registered Apprenticeship and explains the program registration process.