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 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


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:



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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.