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The length of an apprenticeship program can vary depending on the employer, industry, and type of apprenticeship program. Department of Labor certified programs are typically 12-18 months.
The training portion of the program with RapidAscent is normally remote full-time training for months 1-3 (firstquarter) and up to 40% training and 60% on-the-job learning work for months 4-6 (second quarter). The last two quarters during months 7-12 (or 18) are typically full on-the-job work with expert reach back from RapidAscent.
While RapidAscent makes a range of apprenticeship opportunities available to student learners, the candidates must still apply, interview, and be hired to the apprenticeship by the company. For this reason, there is no guarantee by RapidAscent that the candidate learner will be hired into an apprenticeship program even when RapidAscent is the trainer for the program.
“Typically, a company offering an apprenticeship will hire their apprentices with a salary-based entry-level position for the on-the-job component. Depending on the company, they may or may not pay salary while in the first 3 months of training. In addition, some companies, depending on their apprenticeship program, may cover part or all of your tuition.”
Once you apply and are accepted into the RapidAscent program, the current apprenticeship opportunities are displayed, and you are redirected to active apprenticeship programs.
On average, nationally 92% of apprentices retain employment after completing an apprenticeship program and on average earn over $300,000.00 more over their career when compared against their peers who do not participate in an apprenticeship program.
You will receive macro and micro-credentials for completing courses and sets of courses during the training phase and will receive a Credly-recognized certificate of completion for the apprenticeship program. For partnering companies, the RapidAscent micro-credential may be awarded jointly with the corporate partner’s credential. Typically, the apprenticeships are Department of Labor approved.
Apprentices are required to work/train 32-40 hours per week. While hours may vary, the typical schedule is normally during a 9-hour workday with an hour lunch Monday-Friday. Some allow for more flexible schedules.
Apprentices are full-time apprenticed employees from day one and, if apprenticeship requirements are met (taking and passing classes and learning through on-the-job training), full job employment is not guaranteed and will be determined by the company upon completion of the program.
This varies by employer and apprenticeship program. Typically, the employer or a grant program may pay for all or part of the tuition. Training materials that are required for the apprenticeship program will be paid for by the tuition.
This depends on the company offering the apprenticeship program. The company offering the apprenticeship will list whether it is an onsite or remote training/job. If onsite, the locations will be provided. Most apprenticeship opportunities offered to learners are remote training for the first 3 months.
If you are accepted to an apprenticeship program partway through the program, then typically this previous training can be counted towards the completion of the apprenticeship program. So, if you have already completed the first quarter of the RapidAscent program, then you will be given one-quarter of credit in the apprenticeship program.