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What is a Registered Apprenticeship?

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a robust & comprehensive training model that helps employers transform and develop entry-level employees into high-skilled talent. RAPs serve as a strategy for building talent pipelines and retaining skilled employees.

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a work-based learning system that fulfills workforce needs by preparing individuals for skilled trades through paid On-the-Job Learning (OJL) with Related Technical Instruction (RTI).

Most RAPs are completed in 1-4 years, with actual timelines determined by United States Department of Labor (USDOL) guidelines. The Apprentice will participate in Related Technical Instruction (RTI) – which may include online coursework – as well as work alongside a skilled tradesperson for the Employer partner (OJL) on their way to earning a degree, certification, and/or license, in addition to receiving a nationally recognized USDOL credential in their desired skilled trade.

Why Apprenticeships?

Benefits for Business

Highly-skilled employees

Stronger employee retention

Higher productivity

More diverse workforce

Benefits for Workforce

Increased skills

Higher wages

Nationally-recognized credential

Career Advancement & Upward Mobility

A Comprehensive Approach

All RAPs consist of six required components to ensure high-quality training and development of apprentices.


Apprentices are paid employees.


Apprentices learn job-related skills and acquire occupational knowledge.


Apprentices develop and gain mastery of skills.


Apprentices earn as they learn with competitive wage increases.


Each apprentice has a dedicated mentor at their employer.


Apprentices gain a portable, nationally-recognized credentials.

Apprenticeship Grant Opportunities

Apprenticeship for Economic Recovery (AER) Grant
High Demand Apprenticeship Program (HDAP), formally known as High Demand Career Initiatives

ASE grant funds have been fully committed and are no longer available to new participants.

Registered Apprenticeships in Georgia

About the Technical College System of Georgia

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) along with Georgia’s 22 technical colleges serve as the state’s largest network of registered apprenticeship sponsors. Each technical college, in partnership with TCSG’s Office of Workforce Development, can help employers access the support and guidance needed to get a RAP off the ground, including:

  • Understanding U.S. Registered Apprenticeship Model
  • Identifying Apprenticeable Occupations
  • Identifying the approved Training Models (including Work Processes and Technical Instruction Outlines) and assisting with aligning models to employer needs
  • Serving as a Liaison with the USDOL Office of Apprenticeship
  • Serving as the Apprenticeship Sponsor and Technical Instruction Provider
  • Access to Apprenticeship Funding Opportunities
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Participating Colleges


This five-part webinar series expands on the basics to explore:

  1. The value of apprenticeships
  2. The existing apprenticeship infrastructure at the state and national levels
  3. Apprenticeship partners and their roles
  4. Apprenticeship standards, designs, and occupational frameworks
  5. The series concludes with key resources on Registered Apprenticeships
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Apprentice Georgia Team

Brandon Ona

Director of Business Services

Adam Hawk

Assistant Director of Apprenticeships

Danny Mitchell

Apprenticeship Program Manager

Rosalyn Dennis

Apprenticeship Grants & Operations Manager

Brittany Johnson

Apprenticeship Program Development Specialist

Tierra Harris

Apprenticeship Grants Specialist

Winston Oluwole

Apprenticeship Grants Specialist

Tyreece Echols

Apprenticeship Partnership & Outreach Coordinator

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