What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary education like university or college but there’s a big difference. An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and classroom learning that leads to a trade credential – or “ticket”. Apprentices not only learn skills in a classroom but also receive paid on-the-job training with an employer.
Is an apprenticeship work or school?
It is both. Approximately 80% of the training is done on-the-job with an employer and the other 20% is completed in school (also known as technical training), in most cases alternating between the two. That means you earn money while you learn.
How long is an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship programs are typically four years long and lead to trade certification.