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Registered Apprenticeship National Results
Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 (10/01/2015 to 9/30/2016)

FY 2016 | FY 2015 | FY 2014 | FY 2013 | FY 2012 | FY 2011

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An individual employer, group of employers, or an industry association can sponsor a Registered Apprenticeship program, sometimes in partnership with a labor organization. Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors make significant investments to design and execute apprenticeship programs, provide jobs to apprentices, oversee training development, and provide hands-on learning and technical instruction for apprentices. The programs are operated on a voluntary basis and are often supported by partnerships consisting of community-based organizations, educational institutions, the workforce system, and other stakeholders.

Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors develop a set of structured standards that include requirements for related (classroom) instruction and paid on-the-job learning with appropriate supervision. Sponsors then register their program standards and apprentices with the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) or a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) recognized by the Department. Through apprenticeship agreements, sponsors and apprentices agree to the requirements of the registered program. At the successful completion of the on-the-job and instructional learning, apprentices receive an industry-issued, nationally recognized portable certificate of completion.

Apprentices and Participation Trends
  • In FY 2016, more than 206,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there are over 505,000 apprentices currently obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • 49,000 participants graduated from the apprenticeship system in FY 2016.
Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends
  • There are more than 21,000 registered apprenticeship programs across the nation.
  • 1,700 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide in FY 2016.
National Apprenticeship Data
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National Registered Apprenticeship Results*

Fiscal Year Active Apprentices New Apprentices Total Completers Active Programs New Programs

2008

442,386

132,782

51,386

24,285

1,525

2009

420,140

110,707

50,493

26,622

1,456

2010

387,720

109,989

51,212

25,961

1,807

2011

357,692

130,391

55,178

24,967

1,409

2012

362,123

147,487

59,783

21,279

1,750

2013

375,425

164,746

52,542

19,431

1,540

2014

410,375

170,544

44,417

19,260

1,623

2015

447,929

197,535

52,717

20,910

1,898

2016

505,371

206,020

49,354

21,339

1,701

* Includes the US Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

United Service Military Apprenticeship Program Data

The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a formal military training program that provides active duty Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" upon program completion.

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United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

Item FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016

New Apprentices

20,200

23,650

30,323

36,831

43,155

51,001

54,430

55,445

54,756

Active Apprentices

51,645

58,652

69,870

62,404

73,748

87,675

95,452

95,770

95,001

Active Male

44,536

50,133

58,960

51,459

60,671

70,690

76,345

76,173

75,009

Active Female

7,109

8,519

10,910

10,945

13,077

16,985

19,107

19,597

19,992

Total Completers

2,820

3,439

4,918

5,185

6,700

8,194

9,834

11,511

11,104

State Apprenticeship Data

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Fiscal Year 2016 State Totals

State Name Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers Active Programs New Programs

Alabama

4,225

1,387

430

96

26

Alaska

1,949

645

230

330

10

Arizona

2,784

1,519

379

128

5

Arkansas

4,294

2,348

350

88

21

California

48,770

20,608

4,146

229

23

Colorado

5,173

2,596

618

204

7

Connecticut

5,856

817

655

1,540

0

Delaware

1,141

224

145

308

10

District of Colombia

7,541

5,075

253

332

37

Florida

9,558

4,844

1,029

201

7

Georgia

6,353

3,113

774

367

9

Guam

861

241

59

109

2

Hawaii

8,668

9,442

548

86

4

Idaho

861

481

155

93

8

Illinois

13,754

4,927

1,667

486

19

Indiana

12,406

7,178

2,891

880

58

Iowa

7,121

4,260

1,183

712

102

Kansas

2,920

663

326

234

10

Kentucky

3,310

1,307

420

154

11

Louisiana

3,396

1,131

403

50

3

Maine

578

421

27

55

16

Massachusetts

10,456

854

791

1,308

96

Maryland

11,821

1,070

1,118

428

1

Michigan

13,753

5,068

1,116

999

75

Minnesota

11,656

576

689

225

1

Mississippi

1,943

560

153

97

5

Missouri

9,832

6,587

2,213

409

25

Montana

1,461

6,393

30

710

0

Nebraska

6,498

6,384

685

87

1

Nevada

2,506

1,229

338

76

0

New Hampshire

2,071

957

304

213

19

New Jersey

6,235

2,344

865

577

73

New Mexico

3,070

2,679

260

83

2

New York

16,124

380

945

688

33

North Carolina

4,781

1,022

963

536

107

North Dakota

1,108

372

121

67

2

Ohio

16,237

6,781

2,132

926

25

Oklahoma

1,688

662

256

99

0

Oregon

7,878

1,386

784

155

33

Pennsylvania

14,110

4,654

1,190

745

37

Rhode Island

1,536

48

82

519

95

South Carolina

5,297

2,004

611

569

63

South Dakota

635

347

108

96

6

Tennessee

5,466

1,731

539

344

15

Texas

14,097

6,059

1,271

383

36

Utah

2,887

1,222

353

211

19

Vermont

1,133

662

127

329

140

Virginia

17,142

7,030

734

2,141

288

Washington

13,682

574

1,117

258

6

West Virginia

5,413

1,187

522

300

15

Wisconsin

10,078

5,632

949

975

80

Wyoming

339

113

62

83

7


DATA NOTE: US DOL's Office of Apprenticeship uses a combination of individual records and aggregate state reports to calculate national totals as depicted on this webpage. The Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Management Data System (RAPIDS) captures individual record data from 25 Office of Apprenticeship (OA) states and 9 of the 27 State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) states/territories. For SAA states that manage their data outside of RAPIDS, information is provided in the aggregate to US DOL on a quarterly basis.


Federal Apprenticeship Data

The Federal data below is a summary of the data managed by Department of Labor staff in the 25 OA states and federally administered programs in SAA states.

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Federal Data

Item FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
New Apprentices83,017 64,690 53,233 57,809 62,167 67,195 69,487 89,210 91,777
Active Apprentices 204,160 191,806 174,536 161,935 152,543 150,170 159,776 182,176 202,817
New Programs 1,145 1,072 940 801 898 590 612 686 636
Active Programs 12,146 11,915 11,404 10,223 10,166 9,539 8,828 8,606 8,610
Program Completers 37,466 29,054 29,393 29,957 29,284 26,141 22,380 23,578 24,965

Federal Data: Top 30 Occupations for Fiscal Year 2016

Occupation Title O*NET Code

Active Apprentices

Electrician

47-2111

41,489

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

47-2152

23,094

Carpenter

47-2031

20,159

Construction Laborers

47-2061

14,089

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

53-3032

7,890

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

49-9051

7,008

Sheet Metal Worker

47-2211

6,667

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

47-2221

5,225

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

47-2081

4,509

Roofer

47-2181

3,946

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

47-2073

3,554

Millwright

49-9044

3,415

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

49-9021

3,135

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

47-2141

2,998

Elevator Installers and Repairers

47-4021

2,998

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

49-2022

2,245

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

49-9041

2,019

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

47-2051

1,995

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

35-2012

1,890

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

49-9052

1,684

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

47-2171

1,640

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

47-2042

1,623

Machinists

51-4041

1,518

Glaziers

47-2121

1,436

Tool and Die Makers

51-4111

1,436

Pharmacy Technicians

29-2052

1,279

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

51-2041

1,272

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

37-2012

1,204

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

47-2021

1,174

Boilermakers

47-2011

1,150

Federal Data: Active Apprentices by Industry for Fiscal Year 2016

Industry Title Active Apprentices

Construction

144,583

Military (USMAP)

95,001

Manufacturing

14,422

Public Administration

13,715

Transportation

9,087

Utilities

8,143

Retail Trade

2,098

Health Care and Social Assistance

1,852

Wholesale Trade

1,732

Educational Services

1,682

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

1,055

Information

982

Warehousing

962

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

718

Other Services (except Public Administration)

693

Accommodation and Food Services

351

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

316

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

298

Finance and Insurance

70

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

31

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

27

Data Definitions

New Apprentices: apprentices registered during the period (The begin date, not the registration date is used).

New Programs: programs registered during the period.

Active Apprentices: includes registered (RE), suspended (SU), and reinstated (RI) apprentices.

Active Programs: includes registered (RE), suspended (SU), and reinstated (RI) programs.

Active Apprentices/Programs at EOP: active at the end of period (active at beginning of period + new during period - completed/cancelled during period).

Completers: apprentices that have completed during the period.