For Employers
Build a skilled workforce and save money with a Registered Apprenticeship.
Potential Employer Sponsors

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.

With Apprenticeships, you can:
  • Grow your own workforce
  • Improve productivity and save money
  • Teach the apprentices your company values
  • Train workers the way your company wants them trained
  • Reduce turnover costs and increase employee retention
  • Potentially receive federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds
  • Potentially receive the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Current Employer Sponsors

If you are an ApprenticeOhio sponsor, we have the resources you need.

  • For technical assistance, please contact your apprenticeship service provider.
  • All transactions, including registration and cancellation, can be done through the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS).  Only current sponsors can access it.
  • Interested in posting a job or searching for talent? has everything you need. To get started, just take a few moments to register for a free account.  When posting a Registered Apprenticeship opening, be sure to designate that you are a state-sponsored program.
Diversify Your Apprenticeship Program
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state of Ohio agency that provides employment services to individuals with disabilities to help them prepare for work. This can include Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) participants with disabilities.  A partnership with OOD can help RAP Sponsors meet their utilization goal of inclusion of people with disabilities.
Return on Your Investment

Investing in a Registered Apprenticeship program is an investment in the future of your business!

Studies have shown that employers that implement apprenticeship programs:

  • Have Fewer Turnovers
  • Save Money
  • Improve Productivity
  • Have Less Turnover
  • Have a Plan for the Future

If you're interested in more information about becoming a Registered ApprenticeOhio sponsor, click on the link below and complete the form.

The local ApprenticeOhio Service Provider in  your area will contact  you.

Thank you for your interest in this valuable program!