What is an Apprenticeship?

Becoming an apprentice is a way to train for a career through a mix of courses and on-the-job learning. Apprenticeships often provide the opportunity to learn a highly skilled trade and get paid while you're doing so. These two-to-four year programs provide a pathway to well-paid jobs.

You can find apprenticeships through:

  • ​Employers such as Boeing
  • Trade unions such as electricians and roofers
  • Independent programs

The positions are competitive, and most apprenticeships require solid math abilities. Learn more about apprenticeships in this state at Apprenticeship Washingto​n.