Benefits of becoming an apprentice.
An apprenticeship program allows you to earn a paycheck while you learn a skill or trade.
- Get trained on the job by an expert worker.
- Participate in classroom instruction that applies directly to your career.
- Earn a nationally recognized completion certificate.
- Complete at least 2,000 hours (about 1 year) of on-the-job training.
- Complete at least 144 hours (or 18 full days) of classroom instruction for every 2,000 hours of on-the-job training.
What kind of apprenticeships are available?
There are more than 19,000 registered apprentices working in Ohio. ApprenticeOhio offers 200+ training programs across many industries:
- Health care
- Internet technology
- Advanced manufacturing
- And more!
Ohio Means Jobs Registered Apprenticeships. Applying to become an apprentice is just like applying for a job. Anyone interested must apply directly to a registered ApprenticeOhio program.
The RAMP program blends classroom instruction with onsite work experience at a sponsoring company’s manufacturing facility. It is a selective admissions program where students are chosen to participate by a sponsoring company based on the student’s academic success, math capabilities, and interpersonal skills during the interview process.
The sponsoring company pays for at least 50% of the student’s tuition and fees at Owens, and employs the student for a minimum of 24 hours per week at a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
The Apprenticeship Pathways initiatives advocates for individuals completing apprenticeships by incorporating these experiences into academic credit to provide a pathway to a technical associate’s degree at Ohio’s two-year public colleges.
The Apprenticeship Statewide Partnership Panel (ASPP) operates as part of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network (OATN), an Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) consortium.
Apprenticeship programs in Ohio have partnered with public community colleges to provide pathways to a technical associate degree.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Programs at Owens Community College
Ohio has more than 80 Training Centers throughout the state, dedicated to training highly skilled craftsmen and women in the Building Trades. Apprentices earn competitive wages while learning their craft, and enter the workforce prepared to complete quality work on time and on budget. Apprentices at affiliate training centers receive healthcare and retirement benefits as well.
Click a trade below to find out more about the work they do and to find local training centers.