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Registered Apprenticeship National Results
Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (10/01/2016 to 9/30/2017)

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 register their program standards and apprentices with the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) or a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) recognized by the Department. These registered sponsors develop 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 2017, more than 190,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there are over 533,000 apprentices currently obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • 64,000 participants graduated from the apprenticeship system in FY 2017.
Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends
  • There are more than 22,000 registered apprenticeship programs across the nation.
  • 2,369 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide in FY 2017
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

* 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 FY 2017

New Apprentices

20,200

23,650

30,323

36,831

43,155

51,001

54,430

55,445

54,756

48,715

Active Apprentices

51,645

58,652

69,870

62,404

73,748

87,675

95,452

95,770

95,001

89,301

Active Male

44,536

50,133

58,960

51,459

60,671

70,690

76,345

76,173

75,009

69,868

Active Female

7,109

8,519

10,910

10,945

13,077

16,985

19,107

19,597

19,992

19,433

Total Completers

2,820

3,439

4,918

5,185

6,700

8,194

9,834

11,511

11,104

12,063

State Apprenticeship Data

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Fiscal Year 2017 State Totals

State Name Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers Active Programs New Programs

Alabama

4,905

1,746

623

114

20

Alaska

2,380

860

289

357

52

Arizona

3,560

1,681

439

150

22

Arkansas

5,447

2,229

353

103

12

California

62,694

23,052

5,538

267

46

Colorado

5,990

2,812

751

172

14

Connecticut

5,665

2,294

314

1,480

NA

Delaware

1,164

507

186

313

38

District of Colombia

8,093

1,366

608

347

82

Florida

12,621

5,299

1,343

206

11

Georgia

8,109

3,277

533

132

28

Guam

770

152

117

110

1

Hawaii

9,622

1,833

590

118

25

Idaho

1,196

467

161

133

31

Illinois

15,186

4,696

1,921

431

47

Indiana

17,323

8,161

3,342

945

59

Iowa

9,393

4,273

1,461

856

127

Kansas

1,966

656

334

243

24

Kentucky

3,384

1,106

335

204

44

Louisiana

3,816

1,177

400

52

5

Maine

429

182

96

73

17

Maryland

9,090

2,631

332

133

128

Massachusetts

11,154

2,949

1,193

1,374

129

Michigan

17,731

6041

1,440

998

95

Minnesota

11,618

3,287

1,385

194

7

Mississippi

2,073

705

248

96

7

Missouri

14,274

7,106

2,436

395

44

Montana

1,650

1,026

12

592

95

Nebraska

9,580

6,272

593

101

14

Nevada

3,985

1,815

388

80

0

New Hampshire

2,403

786

264

315

24

New Jersey

7,299

2,569

1,188

727

94

New Mexico

1,530

309

31

35

7

New York

16,980

3,569

1,431

725

73

North Carolina

6,124

2,793

965

568

62

North Dakota

1,088

292

165

88

8

Ohio

18,335

7,183

1,923

968

27

Oklahoma

1,332

454

277

99

2

Oregon

8,808

3,990

1,375

NA

8

Pennsylvania

16,662

4,797

1,669

761

38

Rhode Island

523

225

2

484

63

South Carolina

17,609

12,012

1,095

964

137

South Dakota

715

317

58

100

6

Tennessee

5,948

1,585

728

348

12

Texas

17,473

6,937

1,519

418

46

Utah

3,923

1,731

574

213

14

Vermont

1,165

101

48

338

249

Virginia

15,429

3,395

2,079

1,930

301

Washington

15,226

4,962

932

261

5

West Virginia

5,487

1,467

401

249

5

Wisconsin

10,700

3,216

1,132

959

116

Wyoming

409

188

61

88

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

Federal Data: Top 30 Occupation—Federal Workload (Fiscal Year 2017)

Occupation Title O*NET Code

Active Apprentices

Electrician

47-2111.00

45,264

Carpenter

47-2031.01

17,297

Construction Craft Laborer

47-2061.00

14,089

Truck Driver, Heavy

53-3032.00

15,801

Plumber

47-2152.02

14,532

Pipe Fitter

47-2152.01

8,541

Line Maintainer

49-9051.00

7,993

Sheet Metal Worker

47-2211.00

7,638

Structural Steel Worker

47-2221.00

6,121

Dry-Wall Applicator

47-2081.00

5,779

Roofer

47-2181.00

5,489

Sprinkler Fitter

47-2152.01

4,383

Millwright

49-9044.00

4,265

Operating Engineer

47-2073.00

3,974

Elevator Constructor

47-4021.00

3,847

Painter

47-2141.00

3,833

Boilermaker

47-2011.00

3,414

Maintenance Mechanic

49-9041.00

2,875

Protective Service Specialist (Active Duty Military)

33-3051.01

2,870

Heating and Air-Conditioner Install/Servicer

49-9021.01

2,660

Cement Mason

47-2051.00

2,516

Telecommunications Technician

49-2022.00

2,303

Reinforcing Metal Worker

47-2171.00

2,299

Cook

35-2012.00

2,197

Line Installer-Repairer

49-9052.00

2,107

Floor Layer

47-2042.00

2,001

Glazier

47-2121.00

1,858

Fire Fighter

33-2011.01

1,788

Pharmacy Support Staff

29-2052.00

1,735

Tool and Die Maker

51-4111.00

1,679

Federal Data: Active Apprentices by Industry for Fiscal Year 2017

Industry Title Active Apprentices

Construction

175,195

Military (USMAP)

89,301

Public Administration

23,004

Manufacturing

17,559

Transportation

15,895

Utilities

9,019

Health Care and Social Assistance

2,549

Retail Trade

2,435

Education

2,303

Wholesale Trade

2,256

Warehousing

1,690

Other Services, except Public Administration

1,221

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

1,116

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

819

Information

607

Accommodation and Food Services

542

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

470

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

357

Finance and Insurance

161

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

62

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

46

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.