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Registered Apprenticeship National Results
Fiscal Year 2014 (10/01/2013 to 9/30/2014)


FY 2014 | FY 2013 | FY 2012 | FY 2011

Apprentices National Growth Chart


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 2014, more than 170,500 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there are over 410,000 apprentices currently obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • In FY 2014, over 44,000 participants graduated from the apprenticeship system.

Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends
  • There are more than 19,000 registered apprenticeship programs across the nation.
  • In FY 2014, over 1,600 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide.


National Apprenticeship Data

Active Apprentices



Active Program Map


             National Registered Apprenticeship Results*
Fiscal YearActive Apprentices New Apprentices Total CompletersActive ProgramsNew 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

          * Results include 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.

USMAP: Active and New Apprentices

             United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

ItemFY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014

New Apprentices

20,200

23,650

30,323

36,831

43,155

51,001

54,430

Active Apprentices

51,645

58,652

69,870

62,404

73,748

87,675

95,452

Active Male

44,536

50,133

58,960

51,459

60,671

70,690

76,345

Active Female

7,109

8,519

10,910

10,945

13,077

16,985

19,107

Total Completers

2,820

3,439

4,918

5,185

6,700

8,194

9,834



State Apprenticeship Data

Active Apprenticeship 2014


Active Program 2014


Completers


           Fiscal Year 2014 State Totals

State NameActive Apprentice New ApprenticesCompletersActive ProgramsNew Programs

Alabama

3,296

1,462

459

92

7

Alaska

1,998

962

285

322

27

Arizona

2,820

1,062

459

104

3

Arkansas

3,129

1,639

295

80

4

California

34,901

12,936

3,957

203

2

Colorado

4,771

2,988

628

215

9

Connecticut

5,175

2,236

938

1,504

NA

Delaware

1,069

463

130

311

44

District of Colombia

6,488

1,566

319

266

NA

Florida

7,395

3,856

1,198

222

3

Georgia

5,376

2,561

451

396

2

Guam

762

262

40

104

6

Hawaii

6,799

1,721

480

81

NA

Idaho

748

256

131

121

6

Illinois

10,380

3,905

1,440

515

11

Indiana

10,154

5,622

2,366

829

59

Iowa

5,385

3,565

895

626

121

Kansas

3,394

NA

70

277

NA

Kentucky

2,452

1,192

249

118

12

Louisiana

3,762

1,716

319

49

1

Maine

670

141

32

193

NA

Massachusetts

6,748

1,984

425

1,291

104

Maryland

13,435

3,146

815

423

NA

Michigan

9,352

3,391

754

982

68

Minnesota

9,126

NA

751

316

NA

Mississippi

1,560

699

258

93

7

Missouri

7,379

4,833

2,002

375

24

Montana

1,111

NA

99

602

NA

Nebraska

1,738

1,222

262

89

5

Nevada

2,371

1,018

438

87

1

New Hampshire

1,522

551

261

237

14

New Jersey

5,322

1,810

1,310

867

61

New Mexico

1,711

939

250

66

NA

New York

16,238

3,480

645

685

41

North Carolina

3,636

2,293

519

491

80

North Dakota

1,005

450

157

61

2

Ohio

14,015

5,898

1,829

924

12

Oklahoma

1,434

785

302

100

5

Oregon

6,510

1,185

256

440

NA

Pennsylvania

10,821

3,708

1,882

744

44

Rhode Island

1,337

623

317

512

57

South Carolina

4,485

1,504

615

463

85

South Dakota

637

419

138

89

7

Tennessee

4,517

1,459

578

322

4

Texas

11,364

5,078

1,522

367

20

Utah

2,385

889

401

243

6

Vermont

905

253

91

302

173

Virginia

15,649

6,251

3,286

2,220

359

Washington

10,860

4,616

763

262

NA

West Virginia

3,534

1,279

425

459

17

Wisconsin

9,485

3,800

1,100

992

94

Wyoming

384

188

48

76

3


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 8 of the 25 State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) states. 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.

Federal Apprenticeship Data 2014

Federal Data: New and Active Apprentices 2014

           Federal Data
ItemFY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014
New Apprentices83,017 64,690 53,233 57,809 62,167 67,195 69,487
Active Apprentices 204,160 191,806 174,536 161,935 152,543 150,170 159,776
New Programs 1,145 1,072 940 801 898 590 612
Active Programs 12,146 11,915 11,404 10,223 10,166 9,539 8,828
Program Completers 37,466 29,054 29,393 29,957 29,284 26,141 22,380


           Federal Data: Top 25 Occupations for Fiscal Year 2014

Occupation TitleActive Apprentices
Electrician

33,389

Carpenter

10,710

Plumber

10,080

Construction Craft Laborer

8,841

Pipe Fitter (Construction)

7,160

Sheet Metal Worker

5,771

Structural Steel/Ironworker

4,582

Line Maintainer

3,474

Roofer

3,317

Pipe Fitter - Sprinkler Fitter

2,759

Millwright

2,742

Dry-Wall Applicator

2,674

Operating Engineer

2,671

Line Erector

2,468

Painter (Construction)

2,384

Truck Driver, Heavy

2,234

Chief,Cook (Water Transportation)

2,105

Boilermaker

1,958

Heating,Ventilation & Air Conditioning Installer/Server (HVAC)

1,718

Cement Mason

1,538

Elevator Constructor Mechanic

1,431

Line Installer/Repairer

1,311

Reinforcing Metal Worker

1,306

Insulation Worker

1,305

Cook (Any Industry)

1,235


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: include registered (RE), suspended (SU), and reinstated (RI) apprentices.
Active Programs: includes registered (RE) and reinstated (RI) programs.
Active During Apprentice/Program: active during the period (active at begin of period + newly registered during this period based on begin date).
Active Apprentices/Programs at EOP: Active at the end of period (active at BOP + new during period - completed/cancelled during period).
Completers: Apprentices that have completed during the period.