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Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship (RA) is a structured education and training program that takes place in the workplace and includes formal on-the-job (OJT) training and classroom-based, related technical instruction (RTI). An apprentice is a full-time, paid employee of the sponsoring organization from the start of the program. An apprenticeship generally includes at least 2,000 hours of OJT and a recommended 144 hours of related technical instruction (RTI).

An apprenticeship is not an internship, nor is it a short-term training program. Apprentices work full-time and are paid a wage that is subject to minimum wage regulations but may begin below that of the incumbent (current) worker. As the apprentice hits milestones such as completing a certain number of program hours or demonstrating job competencies, his or her wages increase according to the agreement signed by the employer and the apprentice at the beginning of the program.

To summarize, key elements of a registered apprenticeship program are:

  • The apprentice is a full-time, benefit-receiving, paid employee of the sponsoring organization.
  • The apprenticeship program includes at least 2,000 hours of On-the-Job (OJT) training and 144 hours of Related Technical Instruction (RTI), which can take place in a classroom at the workplace or a local college or education provider.
  • The apprentice must be paid at least the minimum wage, with wages progressing as the apprentice moves through the program.
  • On-the-job training must be structured, planned, and coordinated and cannot simply be a job shadowing experience or a short-term employee induction program.

The New Jersey Healthworks Scaling Apprenticeship Program is helping to educate and mentor thousands of workers in New Jersey’s healthcare industry. Start a new career in healthcare in as little as five months through no-cost healthcare training.  Prepare to earn a national credential, while getting real-life work experience. Earn while you learn!

Apprenticeships are all about learning while doing and learning from others in your industry. You get a chance to put your skills into practice and gain more confidence in a working environment. Once accepted to the program, you will be placed with an employer who will pay you a salary and assign a mentor and Success Coach. The New Jersey Healthworks Grant may cover the cost of your training. You will get a jump start on a career while earning recognized industry credentials.

Eligible students have no out-of-pocket expenses!

Email us or call to apply –

wpeinfo@ocean.edu 

(732) 255-0409

Highlights

◎ Nearly all costs covered by grant-funding for eligible applicants
◎ 2,000 hours of On-the-Job (OJT) training
◎ 144 hours of Related Technical Instruction (RTI)
◎ National credentials in as little as three months
◎ Get certified for local in-demand careers with competitive salary

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