for Higher Education
Registered Apprenticeship is a robust avenue by which community and technical colleges may meet local demand for talent and retention
Through apprenticeship, higher education can make a significant impact on the students and businesses they serve by preparing them for high-demand careers with the necessary technical instruction.
Registered Apprenticeship office works with agencies across the state of Kansas to develop strategies that make it easy for higher education to implement registered apprenticeship at their institutions.
How Community and Technical Colleges Can Develop Apprenticeship Programs in Kansas
The viability and demand for registered apprenticeships in your service area
In the establishment of registered apprenticeship programs or support existing apprenticeships through training and credit by certification
To become an established Intermediary or Sponsor, visit our step by step page below.
Strategies to support the implementation and adaptation of registered apprenticeship programs with boards, faculty, staff, and industry partners
For grant and resource funding when available – the KDC- Registered Apprenticeship office is open to partnering or supporting applications
Registered apprenticeship programs once they are established
Kansas Board of Regents Apprenticeship Integration
The Kansas Board of Regents now has a simplified process for approving Registered Apprenticeship certificates and degrees in the State of Kansas! Since the November 2022 meeting, the KBOR Technical Education Authority voted to allow for blanket approval for apprenticeships, a similar method used for transfer programs for community colleges.
With this blanket approval, the following items are required:
Completion of the CA4 Apprentice Application
- CA4 paperwork shall include the Kansas Apprenticeship
- Assigned Apprenticeship Number – provided by the Office of
Apprenticeship upon approval.
Input of the program into the Kansas Higher Education Data System
- Title of the program shall include the word “apprenticeship”
- Use appropriate Classification of Instruction Program code (CIP)
- Course/program work not taught by the college listed Yes to
- External Credit Required
- Courses taught by the college listed within the program
- American Council on Education: Apprenticeship Pathways Model
- American Association of Community Colleges
- Department of Labor: The Roles That Community Colleges Play in Apprenticeship
- A Quick-Start Toolkit: Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs
- KansasWorks State Board List
- Financial Aid
- Federal grants website Search for apprenticeship in the Search Bar