Apprenticeship is the oldest known form of skills training. It's all about seasoned, proficient workers teaching the skills of their craft to those new to the profession. Registered apprenticeship training includes both supervised on-the-job training through real work experience and related technical instruction in the classroom. Apprentices are paid during their training, a unique "earn while you learn" model. Business, Labor, Education and Government work in cooperation to deliver structured, progressive instruction programs designed to develop high-quality, skilled and employable workers.
The Montana Registered Apprenticeship program assists in setting up training programs that are defined, yet flexible, and are recognized by federal and industry standards. We work with sponsors to design programs that meet their specific needs. Apprenticeship Programs are sponsored by employers, employer associations, or labor/management groups (JATC's) that can hire and train in a real-world working situation.