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What Occupations Can Be Apprenticed?

 

Federal and state agencies now recognizes over 1,000 occupations in a multitude of industries, and the list is growing at a phenomenal rate. They include a diverse and virtually unlimited range of vocations.

Having skilled workers is critical to the success of every enterprise.  Implementing registered apprenticeship programs can ensure that workforce talent is continually replenished and is educated and skilled in accordance with the needs of an enterprise.


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In Rhode Island, active registered apprenticeship programs include:

> Bricklayers
> Cabinet Makers
> Carpenters
> Cement/Stone Masons
> Construction Craft Laborers
> Drywall Finishers
> Electricians
> Elevator Construction Mechanics
> Finishers
> Floor Layers
> Glaziers
> HVAC Refrigeration
> Insulators
> Iron Workers

 

> Machinists
> Maintenance Electricians
> Operating Engineers
> Painters
> Pipefitters
> Plasterers
> Plastic Mold Maker
> Plastic Process Technicians
> Plumbers and Irrigators
> Roofers
> Sheet Metal Workers
> Sprinkler Fitters
> Tool and Die Makers

Criteria for Apprenticeable Occupations:

  1. Customarily learned in a practical way though a structured, systematic program of on-the-job (OJT), supervised training

  2. Clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout an industry

  3. Involves manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge which require a minimum of 2,000 hours of OJT work experience

  4. Requires related instruction to supplement the OJT training

All programs that have five (5) or more apprentices sponsored must have a written Affirmative Action plan and a selection procedure. It must consist of activities to equalize opportunity in apprenticeship to permit full use of the work potential of minorities and women. It should involve special efforts to identify, recruit, motivate and train potential apprentices from these groups, along with goals and timetables for increasing their participation.


 
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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