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Apprenticeship for employers

Learn where to begin

No matter what kind of business you have, all registered apprenticeships include:

  • A written agreement registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship & Training Council
  • Structured training
  • Wages and progress evaluation
  • Certificate of completion

Apprenticeships can be union or non-union sponsored.

Two ways to join

Become a training agent
The simplest path. Use an existing program as a blueprint. The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council considers requests any time of the year.

Sponsor a new program
Build your own standards for training, classroom instruction, skills and wages. The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council considers new program requests once per quarter.

Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) administers registered apprenticeships in Washington.   

Contact an L&I apprenticeship consultant in your area to get started.

  • Identify which apprenticeship model suits your business
  • Draft required documents
  • Provide one-on-one consulting
  • Give on-site assistance to start your program