What is apprenticeship?

Registered apprenticeships combine job-related classroom instruction with on-the-job learning. Apprentices start working, learning and earning on the first day of the program. They receive incremental wage increases as they gain proficiency. Upon completion of the training, apprentices receive industry-issued, nationally recognized credential that certifies occupational proficiency.

How long does it take?

Apprenticeships range in length from one to six years.

What kind of companies hire apprentices?

Companies of all sizes in the following industries use apprenticeship to develop their workforce: utilities, transportation, manufacturing, health care, construction, hospitality, and Information technology.

By the numbers

  • Program accomplishments to date: 202 apprentices, 35 employers, 5 industries, 16 occupations including: Electro-Mechanical Assembler, CNC Machinist, Maintenance Machinist, LNA, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing, Cook, HVAC Technician, and more.
  • For every dollar spent on apprenticeship, employers get an average of $1.47 back in increased productivity.
  • Average retention rate of apprentices is anywhere from 78%-95%.

Employer Feedback

“ The ApprenticeshipNH Program is COBHAM Exeter’s approach to training skilled workers, especially as the economy faces challeges in increasingly competitive markets.”

  • Farah Ahadi, Human Resource Business Partner, COBHAM Exeter

Success Story

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