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Apprentices and employers


Apprenticeship builds business

Investing in your employees is an investment in your bottom line. Customize your employee training to develop a highly skilled and diverse workforce that fits your company's needs.

Organizational benefits

Build a motivated, highly skilled workforce.
Customize your program to fit your company needs.
Improve employee recruitment and retention.


Occupations with apprenticeship training programs

Industries that benefit from apprenticeship:

A smarter way to build your workforce

See an apprenticeship program in action.


Grants available through the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI)

MAI offers grants to assist employers with costs associated with developing apprenticeship programs. Employers can receive up to $5,000 for each apprentice to help cover costs including apprenticeship-related supplies, materials, instruction and infrastructure.

The goal of MAI is to help employers develop apprenticeship programs to recruit, train and retrain new apprentices in the industries of:

  • advanced manufacturing

  • agriculture

  • health care services

  • information technology

  • transportation

Learn more about MAI.

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GI Bill Benefits

Transitioning service members and veterans can use GI Bill benefits for apprenticeship training. Learn more.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021
National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week was Nov. 15-21, 2021. Read about featured apprentices, sponsors and more.

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Apprenticeship funding opportunities

Learn more and apply for grants to help expand apprenticeship in Minnesota.

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View a list of our events to learn more about apprenticeship in Minnesota.

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Questions about apprenticeship?

Contact us at or 651-284-5090.

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