From the U.S. Department of Labor:
A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.
RAPs enable and energize more employers to participate and provide them access to larger talent pools that have been trained for entry-level to management positions, thereby meeting industry demands and reducing unemployment rates across the country.
All apprenticeship programs include a key classroom or related training and instructional component to help students develop skills and earn a certified credential that is recognized industry-wide. The educational component meets business needs and prepares the apprentice for a successful career. As a middle school educator helping students first explore careers, or a high school or post-secondary educator ready to launch students into the workplace, there are many ways to get involved!
Click here to access Apprenticeship.gov, a one-stop source that connects career seekers, employers, and educators with apprenticeship resources across the industries. Click here for a quick-start toolkit for building a RAP.