Veterans: What’s in it for You?  

Registered Apprenticeships provide service members and veterans a unique earn-and-learn pathway to develop in-demand workplace and technical skills while earning a paycheck from day one.

There are many benefits to participating in an apprenticeship: 

  • Get paid while learning a new skill that is outside one’s military occupation
  • Work alongside a mentor in a structured environment
  • Receive credit for prior education and military service
  • Earn credentials and college credits
  • Develop critical skills that provide a pathway to a family-sustaining job without accumulating college debt
  • Eligible veterans can use their GI Bill benefits and receive a tax-free monthly housing stipend

Employers in industries such as construction, advanced manufacturing, transportation, education, healthcare, IT, cybersecurity, and many others, are using this model to attract, train and retain veterans.

  • $80,000! 
    Average Starting Salary

    person ascending stairs Average starting salary after an 
    apprentice completes an apprenticeship program.
    Source: Apprenticeship Statistics

Employers: Create an apprenticeship program to attract, support and retain veterans

Many employers are turning to Registered Apprenticeship to develop and grow their future workforce in a wide variety of industries while offering veterans access to high-paying careers. These programs assist employers in developing highly-skilled employees, reducing turnover, promoting diversity, standardizing training, and creating a pipeline of qualified workers.    

Apprenticeships help employers attract and retain veterans because they offer a structured training environment similar to their military experience. These earn-and-learn programs provide veterans with the ability to learn a new skill without accumulating college debt, and eligible veterans in these programs can use their GI Bill benefits to receive a tax-free monthly housing stipend.

Statistics show that 90% of apprentices retain employment after they complete a Registered Apprenticeship, and employers are seeing a $1.44 return on average for every $1 invested in their apprenticeship program. Source: Apprenticeship Statistics