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The Registered Apprenticeship is a system in Virginia that offers on-the-job training in many sought after careers through partnerships with businesses and industries.

Our statewide network includes approximately 2,000 employers in 225 careers. Over the past 75 years, Registered Apprenticeship has developed thousands of apprentices and strengthened Virginia’s workforce Рone program at a time.


All apprentices are registered through a Department of Labor & Industry apprenticeship representative. If you are interested in an apprenticeship program, please contact:


Building a Registered Apprenticeship with your business has many advantages – for you and for your employees. Investing in Registered Apprenticeship means a commitment to the future success of your organization.

  • Benefits for your bottom line: Teaching employees new skills and providing incremental raises increase productivity, decrease turnover and save your company money spent on training. In addition, Registered Apprenticeship will help your employees become certified, which will ensure a quality product and knowledgeable employees.
  • Business-driven, customizable program: The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry will work with you to create a flexible training program appropriate for your business. Registered programs range in size from one apprentice to hundreds depending on the employer.
  • Financial incentives: By creating a Registered Apprenticeship program, your business may qualify for state tax benefits or other financial support. Many employers experience strong returns on investments after partnering with us.
  • Opening doors to networking: Program sponsors of registered apprentices are part of a state network of employers in hundreds of occupations and are able to learn best practices from leading training provider.


When you invest in the training of your employees, they will be more committed to the success of your business. This will help to lessen turnover, decrease recruitment costs and increase productivity.

As a Registered Apprenticeship employer partner, you are responsible for recruiting and leading apprentices as they learn and complete their certifications. They are members of your workforce from day one. Our local apprenticeship staff offers technical assistance at any time, at no cost, and ensures compliance with your company’s and industry’s standards. Join our statewide network of program sponsors – from family-owned businesses to national corporations.