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Each apprenticeship program must include a ratio of journeyworkers to apprentices consistent with proper supervision, training, safety and continuity of employment.

Minnesota's Apprenticeship Ratio Policy provides for one journeyworker for the first apprentice regularly employed plus, thereafter, one apprentice for each additional three journeyworkers employed. This ratio policy applies to the site where the work is being performed and is meant to promote safety and proper instruction of the apprentice. 

 

Minnesota ratio for journeyworkers to apprentices

  Initial ratio* thereafter*
Minnesota Apprenticeship Ratio Policy one to one three to one

*The first number represents the journeyworker

 

Apprenticeship programs with other ratios

These apprenticeship programs have ratios that are different than the Apprenticeship Ratio Policy above. Registered apprenticeship programs not listed below are training apprentices according to the standard Minnesota Apprenticeship Ratio Policy.

Program  Initial ratio* Thereafter*
Carpenters - Metro, Mankato, St. Cloud, Rochester one to one one to one
Carpenters - HUD exemption one to two; at least one apprentice must have over 4,000 hours
Construction Careers Coalition one to one four to one
Construction Craft Laborers one to one for the first three three to one
Construction Education Foundation 
- Limited Energy Installer (CEF)
one to one for the first three 
one to two
three to one
one to two
Design Electric one to two one to two
Duluth Area Pipetrades Plumbers and Pipefitters one to one two to one
Electrical Training Network (ETN) one to two one to two
Elevator Constructors one to one two to three, five to seven and eight to eleven
Glaziers one to one one to two for the next three
then one to three thereafter
Klein Electric one to two one to two
Limited Energy Installer one to two one to two
Metro Sheet Metal Architectural one to one
Metro Sheet Metal Commercial three journeymen regularly employed to one
one to one for specialty kitchen work
Metro Sheet Metal Residential one to two non-journeyworkers (apprentices or applicants)
Minneapolis Electrical one to two one to two
Minneapolis Pipefitters one to one three to one
Minneapolis Plumbers Local #15 one to one two to four journeyworkers for second apprentice,
five to seven journeyworkers for third apprentice,
eight to ten journeyworkers for fourth apprentice
Minnesota Cement Masons one to one four to one
Minnesota Floor Coverers one to one one to one
Minnesota Operating Engineers one to one ten to one
Minnesota Teamsters one to one one to one
Northern Mechanical and Iron Range Plumbers and Pipefitters one to one two to one
Northern Minnesota Carpenters one to one four to one
Northern Minnesota Millwrights one to one two to one
Roofers #96 one to one
two to three
three to four
four to six
 
Roofers #96 (slate and tile) two to one two to one
S.E. Minnesota Plumbers and Steam JAC one to one two to one
St. Paul PHA/Bldg Trades JAC one to one eight to one
St. Paul Pipefitters one to one three to one
St. Paul Plumbers one to one two to four journeyworkers for second apprentice,
five to seven journeyworkers for third apprentice,
eight to ten journeyworkers for fourth apprentice
T/C Plasterers one to one four to one
Twin Cities Ironworkers one to one four to one
Twin Cities Millwrights one to one one to one
Twin Cities Piledrivers one to one two to one

*The first number represents the journeyworker

Questions?

Contact us at dli.apprenticeship@state.mn.us.