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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.

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About Apprenticeship

The Office of Apprenticeship is responsible for

▶ Registering apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state requirements

▶ Protecting the safety and welfare of apprentices

▶ Assuring the programs provide high-quality training and on-the-job mentoring

▶ Assuring the programs produce skilled and competent workers

▶ Issuing nationally-recognized and portable credentials to apprentices

▶ Promoting the development of new apprenticeship programs


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, with the goal of doubling the number of workers trained through apprenticeship within 5 years.

We are deepening connections between apprentices and higher education, working to create new paths through apprenticeship to earning a college degree.

Contact Information

Walk-In Office hours:
Monday through Friday; 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Or by appointment
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 70, Cranston

Trades, Construction:
Juana Rosales (401) 462-8526

Manufacturing, Healthcare, Technology and Other:
Beth Ashman (401) 919-5919 x 208

Inquiries about recruitment, tax credits or
Workforce Development Funds or call (401) 462-8739

Supervisor of Apprenticeship
Sherri Scalzo (401) 462-8536

Mailing Address
RI Dept. of Labor and Training, Office of Apprenticeship
P.O. Box 20247, Cranston, RI 02920-0943





















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