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Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship is a proven model of job preparation that combines paid on-the-job learning with related instruction to progressively increase workers’ skill levels and wages.

It is an employer-driven model that provides an effective way for employers to recruit, train, and retain highly skilled workers. As an “earn and learn” strategy, Registered Apprenticeship offers job seekers immediate employment that offers advancement along a career path and a nationally-recognized credential.

Core Components of Apprenticeship

Technical Assistance and Consultations

Main telephone number is (401) 462-8580, option #1.  Appointments are recommended.

Building Trades including Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical:
Juana Rosales
, RI DLT, Apprenticeship Office
Email: Juana.Rosales@dlt.ri.gov | Phone: (401) 462-8580, option 1

IT, Manufacturing, Healthcare & Other Non-Trade Occupations:
Beth Ashman
, Apprenticeship RI
Email: bashman@bfri.org | Phone: (401) 919-5919 x208

For additional assistance, helpful tips, concerns, complaints or compliments:
Sherri Scalzo
, Supervisor of Apprenticeship
Email: Sherri.Scalzo@dlt.ri.gov | Phone (401) 462-8536

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RI Apprenticeship Office

RI Apprenticeship Office administers Registered Apprenticeship in Rhode Island as part of the national Registered Apprenticeship system.  We work to support quality apprenticeship programs and protect the interests of employers and apprentices. 
Our responsibilities include:

  • Registering apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state standards
  • Protecting the safety and welfare of apprentices
  • Assuring that programs provide high quality training and on-the-job mentoring
  • Assuring that programs produce skilled, competent workers
  • Issuing nationally-recognized and portable credentials to apprentices
  • Promoting the development of new programs through marketing and technical assistance

Through DLT’s partnership with Apprenticeship RI , we are working to help employers build new apprenticeship programs in a variety of industries including healthcare, information technology, marine trades, and manufacturing.  We are deepening connections between apprenticeships and higher education and working to create new paths through apprenticeship to earning a college degree. 


 
RI Department of Labor and Training
Apprenticeship
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920


Phone: (401) 462-8580
Fax (401) 462-8528
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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