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Apprenticeship Occupations in Rhode Island

Apprenticeship programs can be created in any occupation where the employer has a need for skilled workers. The occupations below are examples of occupations registered in Rhode Island.

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Criteria for Apprenticeable Occupations:

  1. Customarily learned in a practical way through 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 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.

Rhode Island active registered apprenticeship programs include:

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Counselor
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Case Manager
CNC Machinist
Commercial Fisher
Community Health Nurse
Community Health Worker
Composite Tool and Pattern Maker
Construction Craft Laborers
Drywall Finisher
Electrician, Maintenance
Electronics Technician
Elevator Constructor
In-Patient Nurse
Iron Worker
IT Help Desk Technician
IT Sales Associate
IT Service Dispatcher
Landscape Technician
Manufacturing Worker, General
Marine Support Service Manager
Medical Assistant
Medical Coder
Musician / String Music Instructor
Network Engineer
Network Support Technician
Nurse, Licensed Practical
Oil Burner Technician
Operating Engineer
Pharmacy Technician
Piclas/Painting Industrial Coating Lining Specialist
Pipefitter I and II
Pipefitter II
Police Officer
Production Technician
Refrigeration Mechanic I and II
Sheet Metal Worker I and II
Sprinkler Fitter
Tile Finisher
Tool and Die Maker



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