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Registered Apprenticeship National Results
Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (10/01/2018 to 9/30/2018)

FY 2018 | FY 2017 | FY 2016 | FY 2015 | FY 2014 | FY 2013 | FY 2012 | FY 2011

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An individual employer, group of employers, labor organization, education institution or an industry association can sponsor an 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 operate on a voluntary basis and they often receive support by collaborating with community-based organizations, educational institutions, the workforce system, and other stakeholders.

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

Apprentices and Participation Trends
  • In FY 2018, more than 238,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there are over 585,000 apprentices currently obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • 71,700 participants graduated from the apprenticeship system in FY 2018.
  • There are over 47,000 veterans nationwide currently participating in an apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends
  • There are more than 23,400 registered apprenticeship programs across the nation.
  • 3,229 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide in FY 2018.
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

2017

533,607

191,563

64,021

22,488

2,369

2018

585,026

238,549

71,789

23,441

3,229

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 FY 2017 FY 2018

New Apprentices

20,200

23,650

30,323

36,831

43,155

51,001

54,430

55,445

54,756

48,715

59,379

Active Apprentices

51,645

58,652

69,870

62,404

73,748

87,675

95,452

95,770

95,001

89,301

98,435

Active Male

44,536

50,133

58,960

51,459

60,671

70,690

76,345

76,173

75,009

69,868

75,580

Active Female

7,109

8,519

10,910

10,945

13,077

16,985

19,107

19,597

19,992

19,433

22,855

Total Completers

2,820

3,439

4,918

5,185

6,700

8,194

9,834

11,511

11,104

12,063

12,125

State Apprenticeship Data

Active Apprentices

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New Apprentices

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Graduates

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Active Programs

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Fiscal Year 2018 State Totals

State Name Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers Active Programs New Programs

State Name

Active Apprentices

New Apprentices

Graduates

Active Programs

New Programs

Alabama

4,130

1,596

464

131

15

Alaska

1,946

793

327

346

49

Arizona

4,111

1,976

434

181

30

Arkansas

5,750

2,534

399

120

11

California

89,949

34,303

12,584

2,984

149

Colorado

6,315

3,617

865

181

23

Connecticut

5,528

2,172

48

1,488

0

Delaware

1,394

592

163

353

60

District of Colombia

9,214

1,845

207

297

208

Florida

12,207

5,233

1,500

221

22

Georgia

8,529

3,290

877

144

16

Guam

767

212

31

115

5

Hawaii

7,499

1,697

831

78

13

Idaho

1,434

675

184

180

47

Illinois

15,905

5,639

2,201

445

38

Indiana

16,973

9,835

2,994

1,006

70

Iowa

7,971

3,545

1,839

756

126

Kansas

2,135

792

354

259

61

Kentucky

3,674

1,730

442

266

65

Louisiana

3,868

1,342

366

77

9

Maine

602

312

47

96

21

Maryland

8,567

1,904

1,092

188

28

Massachusetts

12,096

3,102

1,115

1,503

142

Michigan

20,576

7,661

1,627

1,070

111

Minnesota

12,793

2,496

918

208

4

Mississippi

2,293

944

266

89

7

Missouri

14,599

6,777

2,658

451

64

Montana

1,920

815

193

716

115

Nebraska

1,591

657

238

107

11

Nevada

4,858

2,643

552

107

27

New Hampshire

2,776

1,315

527

347

39

New Jersey

7,729

2,536

1,184

741

131

New Mexico

2,284

831

192

75

11

New York

18,337

3,638

3,026

790

99

North Carolina

7,039

3,307

1,147

651

103

North Dakota

1,038

331

146

106

20

Ohio

19,081

8,958

2,227

947

43

Oklahoma

1,516

1,066

494

99

7

Oregon

9,609

4,197

1,503

295

19

Pennsylvania

17,948

5,013

1,874

798

42

Puerto Rico

10

5

0

2

0

Rhode Island

2,026

1,180

179

530

83

South Carolina

20,763

7,042

2,158

1,054

148

South Dakota

526

409

143

103

3

Tennessee

5,590

1,956

730

359

14

Texas

17,767

6,463

2,157

454

43

Utah

3,532

1,553

570

217

15

Vermont

1,783

672

269

362

432

Virginia

11,971

3,666

1,943

2,000

354

Washington

16,622

6,404

2,147

210

8

West Virginia

4,358

1,255

1,207

202

7

Wisconsin

11,124

3,596

1,359

1,020

150

Wyoming

402

193

77

79

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 14 of the 28 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 FY 2017 FY 2018
New Apprentices83,017 64,690 53,233 57,809 62,167 67,195 69,487 89,210 91,777 106,117 112,365
Active Apprentices 204,160 191,806 174,536 161,935 152,543 150,170 159,776 182,176 202,817 257,919 244,609
New Programs 1,145 1,072 940 801 898 590 612 686 636 983 1,075
Active Programs 12,146 11,915 11,404 10,223 10,166 9,539 8,828 8,606 8,610 9,117 9,227
Program Completers 37,466 29,054 29,393 29,957 29,284 26,141 22,380 23,578 24,965 27,749 33,741

Federal Data: Top 30 Occupation—Federal Workload (Fiscal Year 2018)

Occupation Title O*NET Code

Active Apprentices

Electrician

47-2111.00

43,814

Carpenter

47-2031.00

25,921

Construction Craft Laborer

47-2061.00

15,612

Plumber

47-2152.02

14,471

Truck Driver, Heavy

53-3032.00

11,410

Pipe Fitter

47-2152.01

8,449

Line Maintainer

49-9051.00

7,374

Sheet Metal Worker

47-2211.00

7,364

Dry-Wall Applicator

47-2081.00

5,991

Structural Steel Worker

47-2221.00

5,852

Roofer

47-2181.00

4,411

Millwright

49-9044.00

4,244

Sprinkler Fitter

47-2152.01

4,110

Operating Engineer

47-2073.00

3,923

Elevator Constructor

47-4021.00

3,711

Painter

47-2141.00

3,337

Protective Service Specialist (Active Duty Military)

33-3051.01

2,952

Heating & Air-Conditioner Install/Servicer

49-9021.01

2,564

Reinforcing Metal Worker

47-2171.00

2,503

Pharmacy Support Staff

29-2052.00

2,192

Telecommunications Technician

49-2022.00

2,172

Cement Mason

47-2051.00

2,151

Boilermaker

47-2011.00

2,051

Nurse Assistant

31-1014.00

1,914

Cook

35-2012.00

1,908

Line Installer-Repairer

49-9052.00

1,907

Fitter

51-2041.00

1,713

Fire Fighter

33-2011.00

1,692

Glazier

47-2121.00

1,682

Floor Layer

47-2042.00

1,652

Federal Data: Active Apprentices by Industry for Fiscal Year 2018

Industry Title Active Apprentices

Construction

166,629

Military (USMAP)

98,435

Public Administration

19,447

Manufacturing

15,630

Transportation and Warehousing

12,335

Utilities

7,281

Health Care and Social Assistance

4,507

Educational Services

3,690

Retail Trade

3,545

 (not listed)

3,262

Wholesale Trade

2,193

Other Services (except Public Administration)

1,195

Information

1,152

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

1,067

Accommodation and Food Services

761

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

761

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

493

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

425

Finance and Insurance

145

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

47

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

44

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: active count at the end of a period (active at beginning of period + new during period - completed/cancelled during period).

Graduates: apprentices that have completed during the period.