Why Apprenticeship is Right for Your Company

Companies in all sectors of the American economy are facing complex workforce challenges in increasingly competitive domestic and global markets. Registered Apprenticeship is your proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class talent.

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America's Growing Skills Gap

American industry is the foundation of our country's economic competitiveness and prosperity. The challenge? Significant talent shortages and skill gaps are slowing companies' efforts to expand, innovate, and thrive. Among these challenges:

  • An aging workforce of highly-skilled and experienced workers
  • Attracting new and more diverse talent pools
  • Closing gaps in workers' skills and credentials
  • Investing in talent that can keep pace with the latest industry advances
  • Implementing workforce training models that effectively develop and "up-skill"

These workforce challenges undermine your productivity and profitability. The good news? There is a proven solution to meet your talent challenges: Apprenticeship. It can be integrated into your organization's current training and human resource development strategy. Invest today!


Partner with DOL’s Office of Apprenticeship and access a nationwide network of expertise, customer service, and support. Our Apprenticeship team creates business solutions and helps you achieve workforce results quickly.

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Apprenticeship Works for Multiple Industries

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Fact Sheets

Apprenticeship can help your institution become a pillar of its industry. Here are some fact sheets that describe what Apprenticeship can do for you and your workforce.

Become an Apprenticeship LEADER

Apprenticeships are a great way to develop a pipeline of talented, high-skilled workers to help businesses grow. Through the Apprenticeship program, we want to share information so that more employers understand how apprenticeship can add value to their businesses and provide greater opportunities for their workers. That’s why we’re asking you to join the movement and be a LEADER for Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship LEADERs will work together with the U.S. Department of Labor to share innovative practices and partnerships aimed at expanding apprenticeships within their industries, supply chains, and geographic locations. This is a great opportunity for your organization to receive national recognition as a LEADER in addressing the challenges of developing a skilled workforce and shaping the direction of apprenticeship expansion across the country. Find out how to get started.

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