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Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for skilled occupations. It combines on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced journey workers with related classroom instruction. Apprentices who successfully complete the prescribed number of hours of training in an apprenticeship program become certified skilled workers. (Department of Workforce Development)

Step 1: Educate yourself about the apprenticeships offered in our state, working conditions, training structure, application requirement, contact information, and job perspective at the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards.
Step 2: Choose the program you would like to enroll in.
Step 3: Complete and submit the Application to the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards or the specific Apprenticeship Committee.  Madison College (MATC) does not take applications, however, application instructions for most apprenticeships are available. Click on the specific apprenticeship from the column on the right and then clicking on "How to Apply."
Step 4: Submit your transcript to the Apprenticeship Committee through Parchment. If you receive free/reduced lunch, contact your school counselor after you have designated La Follette as your school in the account and they can waive the fee.
Step 5: Fulfill any Additional Requirements (these may include completing an aptitude test, possessing a state ID or drivers license, or getting a C or higher in Algebra). Some programs allow you to begin before you finish high school, so contact the specific Apprenticeship Committee for details.

Note:  The #1 reason applicants are denied is because they have not submitted a complete application including all requested materials!!