what is an apprenticeship?
in apprenticeship training, you learn while you're employed. in addition, on-the-job training is supplemented by classroom learning each year. the training period, or apprenticeship, varies in length from one to five years, depending on the complexity of the occupation you select.
apprentices are paid by their employer. they receive pay increases at regular intervals over the period of apprenticeship if their skills have increased and their training has been completed satisfactorily. those who successfully complete their apprenticeship training reach journeyman status and are then fully qualified to pursue their occupation.