An apprentice is a formal position designation for a full-time employee in specific occupations. Apprentices are registered with the Department of Labor, their time on the job is recorded and must be spent on specific tasks.
How do I get to be an apprentice?
To be an apprentice you must (a) have a full-time job with an employer who has registered an apprentice training program with the Department of Labor, (b) have a sponsor, (c) be enrolled in a classroom training program and (d) complete 2,000 hours each year on the job in the occupation you are apprenticing in, doing prescribed and monitored tasks.
How do I get a sponsor?
Sometimes your employer is your sponsor. We Make RI will sponsor you no matter where you work, as long as you work at an employer with a registered apprentice program.
How do I know if my employer has a registered apprentice program?
The easiest way is to call us at 401-232-0077.
What type of classroom training do I have to take?
You must take the training described in your employer’s Apprentice program that is registered with the Department of Labor.
What occupations can I apprentice in?
Right now, the occupations of CNC Machinist, Quality Inspector, Grinder, Machine Mechanic, and Tool Maker are available. We are adding new titles all the time.