Office of Apprenticeship Training
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Registered apprentices earn while they learn: they master a trade through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.   Thousands of companies across Connecticut have benefited from a customized Registered Apprenticeship training program. These programs increase workforce recruitment and proficiency, help employers transfer occupational skills to a new generation of workers, and ensure succession planning. Depending upon the trade, apprenticeship programs may last 1-4 years.  

When participants complete their program, the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training provides an industry recognized, portable credential that:

  • Certifies completion of the program
  • Distinguishes the apprentice as a master of their craft
  • Makes the apprentice eligible to take any occupational licensing exams 
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New programs create new educators

Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker, and Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo announced several new multi-agency initiatives designed to address educator shortages. The programs will support the creation of a new teacher Registered Apprenticeship program; provide more investment in the paraeducator program, and expand existing high school teacher training initiatives. 
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