Apprenticeship Missouri logoApprenticeship Missouri works with employers, providers and partners to build a diverse and skilled workforce in Missouri through apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities.


For the second year in a row, Missouri ranks second in the nation for completed apprenticeships. Missouri saw 3,388 Registered Apprenticeships completed in FY 2020, more than any other state except California. Missouri currently has more than 13,600 active apprenticeships, participating in more than 400 registered programs.


The Apprenticeship Missouri Summit will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. This year’s summit will be held virtually from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free. Registration closed Nov. 6.


The department issued a press release celebrating National Apprenticeship Week on Nov. 9.

Learn more about Registered Apprenticeships in the Apprenticeship Missouri Playbook. Find open apprenticeship opportunities and connect with apprentices at Find tools and resources for starting and sustaining a Registered Apprenticeship program by clicking the graphics below:



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Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-20 on Nov. 12, 2019, during the 2019 Apprenticeship Missouri Summit establishing the Office of Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning.


Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway in which workers can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a transferable credential while job creators develop and prepare their future workforce. Apprenticeship is:

  • A flexible training model that can be customized to meet the needs of every business and industry.

  • A viable tool for the state to use to give Missourians the necessary skills to succeed.

  • An affordable approach to training and education for the employer and the job seeker.

  • An opportunity to earn a paycheck while learning from day one, reducing the potential to take on student debt.



Apprenticeship Missouri Presskit


Join the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development by promoting Registered Apprenticeship programs. Check out the MDHEWD Social Presskit to share pre-made social media posts and resources directly from the website.