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.


Missouri ranked second in the nation for completed apprenticeships in FY 2019. More than 14,800 active apprentices are participating in 473 registered programs throughout the state and these numbers are updated every day.


Learn more about Registered Apprenticeships in the Apprenticeship Missouri Playbook. 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 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 Toolkit


Join the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development by promoting Registered Apprenticeship programs.