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Apprenticeship training is available for Veterans through programs sponsored by the Department of Labor and the VA. For Veterans with technical skills, or those who don't wish to pursue a traditional education apprenticeship may be the perfect fit. Benefits of enrolling in an apprenticeship program include:

  • A paycheck from day one, guaranteed to increase over time as you learn new skills.
  • Hands-on career training in a wide selection of programs, such as health care, construction, information technology and geospatial careers.
  • An education and the potential to earn college credit, even an associate or bachelor's degree, in many cases paid for by your employer.
  • Ability to use your GI Bill benefits to supplement your apprentice income.

A program sponsored by the Department of Labor, ApprenticeshipUSA offers employers in every industry the tools to develop a highly skilled workforce to help grow their business. For workers, ApprenticeshipUSA offers opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers. ApprenticeshipUSA exemplifies high standards, instructional rigor and quality training. Whether you are an employer looking to hire, train or retain a skilled workforce, or a worker looking for a new career in a well-paying occupation, ApprenticeshipUSA will help you achieve your goals.

 Up to $100 million in grants will be financed by a user fee paid by employers to hire foreign workers into the United States under the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program. This grant competition will help more Americans become apprentices, a proven path to quality employment and the middle class: 87 percent of apprentices are employed after completing their programs and the average starting wage for apprenticeship graduates is over $50,000. The American Apprenticeship Grants competition will focus on public-private partnerships between employers, business associations, joint labor-management organizations, labor organizations, training providers, community colleges, local and state governments, the workforce system, non-profits and faith-based organizations.

For more information on ApprenticeshipUSA, please visit their website.

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