Explore the Benefits of Our Registered Apprenticeship Programs.
Launch Your IT Career with Meaningful Work Experience.
Relevant work experience is critical for success in an IT career. However, if you’re new to the information technology world, finding jobs that will offer you the experience you need for your career can be challenging.
An apprenticeship program can provide you with opportunities to gain hands-on experience, build relationships with other professionals in the IT industry, and learn from a mentor who is currently succeeding in their IT career.
What is an Apprenticeship?
Interested in building a career in the dynamic, fast-paced, and ever-growing field of technology? An apprenticeship with one of many Arkansas employers is the perfect place to start.
A registered apprenticeship is an employer-driven model that combines on-the-job learning with related classroom instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages.
Classroom instruction is tailored to a company’s specific technologies, processes, and culture. Whether you are a new hire or a current employee, your apprenticeship training curriculum is tailored to your specific position and the technologies you need for success.
Apprenticeship IS NOT the same as Internship
Apprenticeships and internships are not the same thing. From their purpose, length of the time, pay structure, employee status and other elements – these programs have differences that employers and candidates need to be aware of.
Purpose: IT Career Advancement
Long term: One year +
Always Paid Status: Full-time, permanent employee
Apprenticeship Commitments & Benefits
Employers and apprentices can expect these commitments:
- 144 classroom hours
- A mentor is provided
- Full-time employment status
- A raise within one year
Purpose: Initial work experience
Short term: A few months to one year
Paid or Unpaid Status: temporary employee
5 Core Components of a Registered Apprenticeship.
Employers are the foundation of every registered apprenticeship program.
Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor and their project teams for a minimum of one year.
Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with technical skill-building provided by best-in-class providers, including vendors, technical consultants, community colleges, and continuing education programs (higher ed) – provided online or at the job site.
Rewards for Skill Gains
Apprentices receive increases in wages as they demonstrate competency and develop higher-level skills.
National Occupational Credential
Registered apprenticeship programs result in a nationally-recognized credential – a 100% guarantee to employers that apprentices are fully qualified for the job.