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apprenticeship@ks.gov

Apprenticeship
for Associations
and Labor

ORGANIZED LABOR IS WHERE
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
BEGAN AND CONTINUE TO
THRIVE!

The Kansas Department of Commerce aims to support the need for high-quality, registered apprenticeship programs in trade unions by creating unique, intentional opportunities. The Fitzgerald Act of 1937 served as the basis for Registered Apprenticeship programs, which can be found in the Federal Register in 29 CFR 29 and 30.

Registered Apprenticeship programs expertly combine
systems for training and mentorship, as well as employee protections for pay, diversity and inclusion, and safety. The Kansas Department of Commerce – Registered Apprenticeship Program recognizes all Kansas residents who participate in a registered apprenticeship program no matter where the association is established.

How to
Grow a Joint
Apprenticeship
Program

STEPS

Explore

What are the needs of your industry or association?
What skills are most in-demand in your industry? What barriers exist between workers and opportunities to gain those skills?

Build

Work with the Kansas Department of Commerce –
Registered Apprenticeship Program to design and build your program

Register

Submit your program to be credentialed

To become an established Intermediary or Sponsor, visit our step by step page below.

Partner

Pursue partners and players in your region who can help!
Typical partnerships can help to:
• Promote opportunities within your union
• Discover college credit opportunities for your
apprenticeship programs! Kansas community colleges and technical colleges are eager to partner!
• Post your Apprenticeship hiring opportunities on
KansasWorks.com. All Registered Apprenticeship
openings are denoted with this red icon.

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