Create an Apprenticeship

CCCS helps organizations build apprenticeship programs to meet their needs while supporting students in accessing in-demand jobs through an earn-and-learn model.

Our colleges have been longstanding partners in providing training and instruction for apprenticeships, as well as talent development strategy and program sponsorship.

Apprenticeship benefits for employers include:

  • Recruit, train, and retain a skilled workforce
  • “Grow your own” talent to meet your organization’s specific needs
  • Access a more diverse candidate pool

Take the Next Step!

Interested in discussing options for creating an apprenticeship at your organization? Contact the Workforce Development Team to discuss opportunities.

Facts on Common Apprenticeship Myths

Fact: Apprenticeship programs are an investment that leads to higher productivity, lower turnover, and less recruitment costs. 

94% of workers who complete a Registered Apprenticeship Program remain employed with the company where they completed the Registered Apprenticeship nationally. Businesses work with local community colleges, which will help assess training needs, determine the availability of funds, and provide training. In addition, the costs of an Apprenticeship Program can be shared by collaborating with other employers in the same industry.

Beyond providing in-house mentorship and on-the-job skills training, the “ask” of employers is minimal. Any size of organization can launch an apprenticeship program, and in fact, small- and enterprise-level businesses can benefit greatly from the value-add an apprenticeship program brings to the workplace. Apprenticeship programs bring a repeatable, systematic approach to training that ensures your business has the highest skilled, certified workforce you need.

Fact: Quality is at the heart of apprenticeship. 

Apprenticeships meet a series of quality indicators that prove individuals are upskilled to an industry standard on a national scale. Launching an apprenticeship program has never been easier. Tools like National Guideline Standards mean that much of the legwork like certification and standards-mapping has been done for you in advance, and the classroom learning component of the program can be handled by out-of-house providers.

Fact: Apprenticeship Programs are customizable, making them an ideal solution for businesses where employees often wear many hats. 

Apprenticeships include a structured training plan, with a focus on mastering specific skills an employer needs to fill an occupation within their organization. Internships aren’t structured and often focus on entry-level general work experience. Apprentices also receive individualized training with an experienced mentor who walks them through their entire process.

Fact: Pairing on the job training with related instruction provides apprentices the technical and theoretical skills necessary for highly skilled jobs – providing your businesses with the very best talent pool possible.

Apprentices receive an industry-recognized and nationally portable credential, meaning they are qualified across the industry to meet national standards. Apprentices may also receive a degree for their additional training, making them ideal future mentors in your business to continue to build and retain a skilled, specialized talent pipeline.

Learn about our federally-supported healthcare and IT apprenticeship programs: