Registered apprenticeship is a formalized, structured training program. It combines on-the-job training and related technical instruction in which you receive practical and technical training. Industry determines the essential skills because apprenticeship is industry-driven career training. Each apprenticeship requires 2,000, 4,000, 6,000 or 8,000 work hours to complete. The apprenticeship is broken down into skill areas with a set number of hours for each skill area. An apprenticeship also has structured formal training. Each year (2,000 hours) of apprenticeship, requires 144 hours of apprenticeship-related training.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is the Federal agency responsible for the administration of the National Apprenticeship System in the United States. USMAP is the DOL sponsor for all military apprenticeships. All DOL sponsors have a written set of standards that set the guidelines for apprenticeships. These standards are tailored to fit USMAP's military mission.
. This program is free and requires no off-duty hours.
. You receive national recognition as a DOL apprentice.
. You have documented proof of work experience.
. DOL registered apprentices are sought after by employers.
You can become an apprentice if you meet all the following requirements:
. Are active duty/active reserve Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy
. Have sufficient time to complete the program while on active duty
. Possess a high school diploma or GED
. Are assigned to, and are performing duties in, an authorized trade occupation.
Note: Retired military and Reservists not on active duty are ineligible.
To Enroll: https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil/