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Apprenticeship Core Components

Employer Driven
An apprenticeship is essentially a job. The apprentice must be hired by a company. Investing in an apprentice shows companies want the employee to build a career there.

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The company chooses a mentor to train the apprentice in On the Job Learning. This person should be a seasoned expert with company knowledge to share.

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Harper College provides the educational component of the apprenticeship program. All of our apprenticeships are AAS degrees that can be transferred to a 4-year institution later.

Apprenticeship Wage Increase ImageAnnual Wage Increases
Apprentices should receive a wage increase at least annually to recognize the increase in skills, experience, and credentials gained. The wage schedule is between the apprentice and company.

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The apprenticeship program results in a nationally recognized credential from the Department of Labor certifying that the apprentice is fully qualified for their occupation.


Last Updated: 12/14/23