• Apprenticeships

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    Apprenticeship Facts

    • Apprenticeships earn an average starting salary of $50,000 a year while gaining an equivalent to a 2 year or a 4 year college degree.
    • Workers who complete an apprenticeship program earn $300,000 over a lifetime than their peers who did not complete an apprenticeship program.
    • There are over 400,000 registered apprenticeships nationwide in more than 1,000 occupations. 

    Source of apprenticeship facts

    Advantages of Registered Apprenticeship

    • A paycheck—From day one, an apprentice will earn a paycheck guaranteed to increase over time as he or she learns new skills.
    • On the job training—An apprentice will receive practical on-the-job training related to their specific occupation.
    • An education—Apprentices will receive hands-on training and have the potential to earn college credit, an associate or bachelor’s degree. In many cases, classes are paid for by the employer.
    • National industry certification—when you graduate from a career training program, you’ll be certified and can take your certification anywhere in the U.S.

    How to Apply for an Apprenticeship

    If you are interested in an apprenticeship program please contact one of the active programs by clicking: Find Arizona Apprenticeship Programs

    • Call the apprenticeship programs / companies and ask if and when they are accepting new applications
    • Find out which documents they require to apply.
    • Ask to be provided with informational materials about their programs
    • Review the company’s website and informational materials, and ask don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.

    Need Help Make an appointment with College Depot: at 602.261.8847 to set up an Apprenticeship Appointment.

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the authorizing legislation for workforce development programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. WIOA is supportive of Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Local Workforce Development Boards can help finance on-the-job training, related training instruction, and supportive services, if the individuals (apprentices or prospective apprentices) are eligible for WIOA services as a qualified Adult, Dislocated Worker, or Youth as defined by WIOA criteria.

    To find out more about WIOA, please reach out to our community partners. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): Funding is available to Disconnected Youth aged 16-24. A student is considered disconnected if they are not enrolled in a Post-Secondary institution or working. Most of our students would be considered disconnected the day after graduation. DACA, Permanent Residents and Citizens can qualify for $3,000 per year.

    Refer to the four City of Phoenix providers.

    Gina Harper
    Gina.Harper@jfcsaz.org
    Jewish Family & Children Services Real World Job Development
    9014 N. 23rd Ave., Building 2, Suite 3
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    602-279-0084
    www.jfcsaz.org

    Nongmaithem Reeta Devi
    reeta.devi@cplc.org
    Chicanos Por La Causa
    619 N 7th Ave, Bldg. B Phoenix, AZ 85007
    602-695-5745
    www.cplcworkforce.org

    Erica Bennett
    Erica.Bennett@vosymca.org

    Dustin Panoff
    dpanoff@vosymca.org
    YMCA 3825 N. 67th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85033
    602-688-5332
    www.valleyymca.org