Apprenticeship Missouri logo Apprentices receive technical and academic instruction that applies to the job, and can be provided by a college or university, a technical school, an apprenticeship training school — or by the business itself. It can be provided at the school, online, or at the job site.


Benefits for Providers

  • Connect with industry partners
  • Develop consortiums
  • Create stackable credentials
  • Support dual credit and award credit for apprenticeship experience
  • Design career pathways
  • Increase enrollment
  • Strengthen business relationships


Getting Started

  1. Contact Apprenticeship Missouri at to explore apprenticeship as a training option.
  2. Identify the needs of local industry through labor market information and assessment of employer demand.
  3. Partner to meet the needs of industry demand.
    • Target a talent pipeline for development.
    • Identify and plan for apprentice supportive services.
    • Engage employer(s) that will utilize apprenticeship and determine training needs.
  4. Contact the USDOL/OA for assistance in the development of the Standards of Apprenticeship.
    • Develop apprenticeship standards that meet the needs of employer(s).
    • Identify key roles and responsibilities for the apprenticeship.
    • Determine the process of program operation, work processes, related technical instruction, and progressive wage schedule.
  5. Market the apprenticeship pathway to talent pipeline audiences and stakeholders.
    • Develop and implement recruitment and outreach strategy.
  6. Assist with the enrollment of apprentices hired by employer.
    • Registered Youth Apprentices will need essential skills training such as interview skills and effective communication.
    • Registered Youth Apprentices may utilize optional job shadowing prior to the apprenticeship program.
    • Registered Youth Apprentices will need a work permit.
  7. Fulfill the roles and responsibilities as identified in the Standards of Apprenticeship.