Apprenticeship Missouri works with employers, providers and partners to build a diverse and skilled workforce in Missouri through apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities.
Missouri currently ranks third in the nation for completed apprenticeships, fourth in the nation for new apprentices, and sixth for active apprentices.
In FY 2021, Missouri had 14,520 active apprentices across 460 registered programs. Missouri ranks in the top 10 in the nation across four out of five categories for Registered Apprenticeships. Since October 2019, Missouri has seen 20,285 new Apprenticeships and 8,140 completed Apprenticeships.
The 2022 Apprenticeship Missouri Summit was held November 14 & 15 in Independence, Missouri.
In 2019, Missouri established a goal of having 20,000 apprentices by 2025. Apprenticeship Missouri has surpassed this milestone 30 months ahead of schedule.
Learn more about Registered Apprenticeships in the Apprenticeship Missouri Playbook.
Find open apprenticeship opportunities and ways to partner at MoApprenticeConnect.com.
Missouri USDOL Registered Apprenticeship Programs - Sorted by Occupation
Missouri USDOL Registered Apprenticeship Programs - Sorted by Location
Employers, providers, and partners can find tools and resources for starting and sustaining a Registered Apprenticeship program by clicking the graphics below:
Apprenticeship Missouri Background
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.
FY 2020 Office of Apprenticeship & Work-based Learning Annual Report
FY 2021 Office of Apprenticeship & Work-based Learning Annual Report
FY 2022 Office of Apprenticeship & Work-based Learning Annual Report
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.
- Apprenticeship Missouri Infographic
- Apprenticeship Missouri Poster (11x17)
- Apprenticeship Missouri Talking Points
- Use these quick points to explain the benefits and value of apprenticeships to potential apprentices and community members.
- Registered Youth Apprenticeship