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Apprenticeship Programs for Employers

Registered Apprenticeship Programs

TCC’s Apprenticeship Institute helps Hampton Roads employers develop registered apprenticeship programs designed to supply a highly skilled workforce for the 21st century economy.

Registered apprenticeship programs for employers produce highly skilled workers by combining on-the job training with related academic instruction that is strategically delivered to accelerate career development in a particular field.

Apprenticeships are officially registered through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry or the U.S. Department of Labor, and result in the award of a nationally recognized industry credential.

Apprentices are hired as full-time employees of a sponsoring company. They are supervised and mentored by highly-qualified personnel. Sponsoring companies maintain a progressive schedule of wage increases to reward apprentices as they gain experience and master new skills.

 Benefits of an apprenticeship program

  1. A highly-skilled workforce
    On-the-job training combined with job-related educational instruction enables talented employees to realize their full potential. Apprenticeship programs are also a strong selling point in recruiting new employees to an organization.

  2. Standardized training and operational consistency
    Registered apprenticeships allow employers to build structured training programs, ensuring reliable workforce performance that consistently meets organizational standards.

  3. Improved employee retention
    Organizations that demonstrate an investment in their workforce realize an increase in overall employee morale and motivation.

  4. Increased productivity and quality
    As apprentices apply their skills and knowledge to their work, they positively impact an organization’s bottom line through higher quality output and increased productivity.

  5. Bench strength for future leadership
    Many industries struggle with the talent gap caused by an aging workforce. Registered apprenticeship programs help companies transfer knowledge from seasoned employees to new workers.