Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) are often called “Earn & Learn” programs as they provide low or no-cost career training for people interested in high waged and high-demand jobs in many industries including manufacturing, health care, information technology, and construction. RAPs combine paid On-the-Job Training (OJT) with a program of instruction called Related Training (RT).

Understanding Apprenticeships

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.'s 7-week, state-certified, pre-apprenticeship program prepares women for Registered Apprenticeship and starting a career in the trade of her choice.
Information on apprenticeships in Oregon


Researching is not only important to confirm your occupation choice, it also prepares you for the application and interview process. Interviewers want to know that you fully understand the industry and occupational workplace responsibilities, qualifications, and the type of work you will be performing if chosen as an apprentice. The more knowledgeable you become the better you will be able to compete for open positions with RAPs.

Research Apprenticeships
Understanding the Apprenticeship System

Applying for Apprenticeships

Applying for Apprenticeships can be a complicated process. You can make it easier by understanding as much about the process as possible including what you need to do to apply, how to interview, and other important information.

Documents for Your Application Packet
Experience and Qualifications
Submitting your Application
What can I do now to prepare?

Pre- apprenticeship Programs

Another option to consider for those not sure about which trade is for them is the pre-apprenticeship program.

No experience? No problem. Pre-apprenticeship programs are a great way to gain experience, build credentials, and prepare you with the skills to succeed in your chosen trade. Pre-apprenticeships are typically 6-8 weeks, though programs will vary.

About Pre-Apprenticeships
Introductory information on the Bureau of Labor and Industries apprenticeship program.

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