ApprenticeOhio programs are an inexpensive way to build a highly skilled, motivated workforce. The programs emphasize learning by doing, and they are thriving. More than 19,000 registered apprentices are working in Ohio, in over 200 different occupations.
Programs can be sponsored by individual employers, trade associations, industry groups, or through partnerships with labor organizations.
Registered apprentices are employed from Day One, although their wages are paid progressively until the master the skills outlined in the apprenticeship agreement between the employer, the apprentice, and the state. Apprentices are provided on-the-job training by a skilled mentor and attend classroom instruction that aligns directly with their job duties.