The annual requirements for a program include 2,000 on-the-job training hours, which equates to full-time employment, and 150 hours of related classroom instruction. The duration of programs vary according to trade, but generally range from one to five years.
The type of status attained by an apprentice at the conclusion of his or her program also varies by trade and industry, but generally the professional designation of journeyperson, mechanic or mentor is achieved.
There are over 850 occupations in a wide range of industries that can be learned through apprenticeship training, 101 of which are currently registered with 452 Massachusetts employers.
Where to get more information
The Division of Apprentice Training is the office of record for registered
apprentices across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are not a job placement facility, nor do we do any direct training. We suggest you visit your local career center and work with job counselors who can help you along with your job search.You can find a list of career centers by visiting The Department of Career Services web-site. You may also contact a local union in your area and find out when they are taking applications. You can also check your local newspaper classifieds as well as access on-line job resources.