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Registered Apprenticeship National Results
Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (10/01/2014 to 9/30/2015)


FY 2015 | 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 2015, more than 197,500 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system
  • Nationwide, there are approximately 448,000 apprentices currently obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • In FY 2015, over 52,500 participants graduated from the apprenticeship system.

Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends
  • In FY 2015, more than 197,500 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there are approximately 448,000 apprentices currently obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • In FY 2015, over 52,500 participants graduated from the apprenticeship system.

National Apprenticeship Data

Active Apprentices
New Apprentices
Completers
Active Programs

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

2015

447,929

197,535

52,717

20,910

1,898

* 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.

USMAP: Active and New Apprentices

United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)

ItemFY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012FY 2013FY 2014FY 2015

New Apprentices

20,200

23,650

30,323

36,831

43,155

51,001

54,430

55,445

Active Apprentices

51,645

58,652

69,870

62,404

73,748

87,675

95,452

95,770

Active Male

44,536

50,133

58,960

51,459

60,671

70,690

76,345

76,173

Active Female

7,109

8,519

10,910

10,945

13,077

16,985

19,107

19,597

Total Completers

2,820

3,439

4,918

5,185

6,700

8,194

9,834

11,511



State Apprenticeship Data

Active Apprenticeship 2015


New Apprenticeship 2015


Active Programs

Completers


Fiscal Year 2014 State Totals

State NameActive Apprentice New ApprenticesCompletersActive ProgramsNew Programs

Alabama

3,934

1,823

438

91

9

Alaska

2,107

846

241

328

21

Arizona

2,612

1,170

396

111

12

Arkansas

3,775

2,180

364

82

3

California

40,647

17,857

3,894

207

13

Colorado

4,923

2,551

592

201

7

Connecticut

5,611

5,006

1,768

1,464

NA

Delaware

1,188

406

91

309

36

District of Colombia

6,936

1,010

205

315

NA

Florida

7,883

3,915

1,202

205

8

Georgia

5,782

2,656

719

364

7

Guam

788

263

85

107

4

Hawaii

7,500

2,398

474

82

NA

Idaho

779

363

136

121

15

Illinois

12,123

4,749

1,442

511

18

Indiana

11,283

7,074

2,795

831

55

Iowa

6,272

3,681

1,016

684

99

Kansas

2,895

1,467

778

226

NA

Kentucky

3,152

1,508

320

146

27

Louisiana

3,550

1,374

339

52

4

Maine

512

99

45

77

NA

Massachusetts

11,267

3,873

933

426

NA

Maryland

9,130

3,630

545

1,228

88

Michigan

11,775

5,277

878

928

78

Minnesota

11,091

4,279

920

244

NA

Mississippi

1,856

863

175

95

5

Missouri

8,645

6,075

1,761

394

29

Montana

1,259

228

157

438

NA

Nebraska

2,265

1,545

180

90

1

Nevada

2,135

991

388

87

NA

New Hampshire

1,753

923

318

203

14

New Jersey

5,763

2,397

935

676

75

New Mexico

1,808

853

266

50

2

New York

16,727

2,547

939

704

55

North Carolina

3,847

2,292

991

501

41

North Dakota

1,116

435

105

68

11

Ohio

15,748

6,983

1,764

914

16

Oklahoma

1,672

766

321

102

3

Oregon

7,028

1,818

665

154

NA

Pennsylvania

12,487

4,332

1,438

762

38

Rhode Island

1,301

302

117

610

72

South Carolina

5,367

2,383

736

524

97

South Dakota

610

374

113

90

1

Tennessee

5,293

1,809

419

333

14

Texas

12,947

6,056

1,378

365

32

Utah

2,606

1,053

347

238

6

Vermont

952

219

93

315

283

Virginia

17,005

4,344

4,423

2,168

327

Washington

12,376

5,285

1,048

266

NA

West Virginia

5,846

3,614

524

314

24

Wisconsin

9,280

3,554

842

1,017

96

Wyoming

377

166

57

78

9


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.

Federal Apprenticeship Data 2015

Federal Data: New and Active Apprentices 2015

Federal Data

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


Federal Data: Top 25 Occupations for Fiscal Year 2015

Occupation TitleActive Apprentices
Electrician

37,398

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

21,594

Carpenter

16,469

Construction Laborers

12,603

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

7,154

Sheet Metal Worker

6,166

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

4,939

Line Maintainer

3,474

Roofer

3,616

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

3,509

Millwright

3,279

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

3,240

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

2,891

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

2,776

Boilermaker

2,772

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

2,700

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

2,273

Elevator Installers and Repairers

2,120

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

1,914

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

1,804

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

1,784

Machinists

1,720

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

1,687

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

1,653

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

1,419

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

1,289



Federal Data: Active Apprentices by Industry for Fiscal Year 2015

Industry TitleActive Apprentices
Construction

132,100

Military (USMAP)

95,770

Public Administration

14,222

Manufacturing

13,532

Utilities

7,747

Transportation

5,409

Health Care and Social Assistance

1,903

Retail Trade

1,772

Wholesale Trade

1,487

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

889

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

701

Other Services (except Public Administration)

678

Information

676

Accommodation and Food Services

336

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

229

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

228

Finance and Insurance

228

Warehousing

42

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

41

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

23


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) 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.