Building a Skilled Workforce in the 21st CenturyHaving skilled workers is critical to the success of any business. As we progress in the 21st century, this need will become even more critical. By participating in registered apprenticeship, employers can build a dynamic, self-empowered workforce that will lead their business into the future.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009 The agreement has been changed to indicate what credit will be granted in OJT hours and what step the apprentice will begin the program in order to prepare for next years renewal.
Due to the recent enactment of legislation changing the Massachusetts General Laws, Apprenticeship Statute, Chapter 23; Section 11W of the Apprentice Statute, the Division of Apprentice Training will be issuing Annual Apprentice ID cards rather than one time Apprentice ID Cards after June 30, 2009.
Having skilled workers is critical to the success of any business. As we progress in the 21st century, this need will become even more critical. By participating in registered apprenticeship, employers can build a dynamic, self-empowered workforce that will lead their business into the future.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction, which must be mastered by an apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. Apprentices must coordinate with their place of employment prior to enrolling in related training. The listing of related training facilities provided is organized by region.
A Sponsor Verification form is proof that a company has a valid apprentice-training program with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The original form (on state letterhead with a raised seal) is required at the time the bid is submitted, and each form is job-specific.
**REQUESTS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 7 TO 10 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE BID DATE**
There are over 850 occupations in a wide range of industries that can be sponsored through apprenticeship training, 101 of which are currently registered with 452 Massachusetts employers. Today's apprentices become the supervisors and leaders of tomorrow.
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