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Registered Apprenticeship
in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce – Registered Apprenticeship Program is intentionally employer designed and driven

This creates unique opportunities for employers and career seekers throughout the state. The program brilliantly incorporates on-the-job learning paralleled with technical instruction and mentorship with long term employment as the priority.

It has been proven that well-designed apprenticeship programs produce measurable outcomes for employers, employees and the economy. Through intentional investments, employers develop relationships with employees, local partners and various supportive services. The combination of on-the-job learning, job- related education, wage progression, mentorship and nationally recognized and industry-specific credentials create a successful pipeline of qualified workers that directly supports employer success.

Kansas is a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) program. Kansas is fully responsible for administering the program and works in cooperation with Federal Department of Labor Apprenticeship efforts. The Department of Commerce Secretary appoints a nine-member board made up of four individuals from labor, four individuals from industry stakeholders, and one expert appointment. Also, on this board, are appointed non-voting ex-officio members that provide valuable expertise which inform best practices for apprenticeship programs.

APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAM

Registered Apprenticeships have been utilized to meet the needs of America’s skilled workforce for over 80 years. These apprenticeship training programs are available in 1500 occupations across 170 industries found in businesses of all sizes and last from 1 – 5 years. Apprenticeship programs are for ambitious people of all ages who want to earn a salary while they learn, gaining real skills and knowledge. These programs offer employers the opportunity to strengthen and build their workforce providing a tailored high-quality talent pipeline. In this regard, Registered Apprenticeship programs effectively meet the needs of both employers and job-seekers.

APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAM

Registered Apprenticeships have been utilized to meet the needs of America’s skilled workforce for over 80 years. These apprenticeship training programs are available in 1500 occupations across 170 industries found in businesses of all sizes and last from 1 – 5 years. Apprenticeship programs are for ambitious people of all ages who want to earn a salary while they learn, gaining real skills and knowledge. These programs offer employers the opportunity to strengthen and build their workforce providing a tailored high-quality talent pipeline. In this regard, Registered Apprenticeship programs effectively meet the needs of both employers and job-seekers.

What is Registered Apprenticeship?

Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and industry-issued, nationally recognized credentials. Outcomes include:

On-The-Job
Training

RELATED TECHNICAL
INSTRUCTION

MENTORSHIP

REWARDS FOR
SKILL GAINS

NATIONAL
OCCUPATIONAL
CREDENTIAL

How Do You Apprentice?

INTERMEDIARY SPONSOR

Ability to convene apprenticeship
programs in the region or industry sector.

PROGRAM SPONSOR

Customize program to meet business need.

Intermediary/
Apprenticeship
Hubs

Opportunity

Ability to convene apprenticeship programs in the region or industry sector.

What Do You Do

Assumes the full responsibility for administration and operation of the apprenticeship program. Concierge 4 service for businesses, responsible for collection and maintenance of required documentation from participating employers.

Examples

Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, Universities, Workforce Boards, Chambers, Union/ Associations, Non-profits, etc.

STEPS TO BECOMING AN INTERMEDIARY

Sponsorship Documents

These are required by Federal law in 29 CFR 29 and 30 and set up the minimum standards for your Registered Apprenticeship Program.

Appendix A Occupation Schedule

These outline the 5 Hallmarks of a registered apprenticeship by outlining your work process schedule. To start an Intermediary/ Apprenticeship Hub, at least one set of occupational work process schedules must be approved. To view a list of approved occupations and draft schedules, click the link below.

EEOC and Affirmative Action Plan Submission

Per Federal law in 29 CFR 29 and 30, if you have more than 5 registered apprentices, you must have an EEOC and Affirmative Action plan. It is likely that your existing EEOC and AA plan is adequate, the state office just needs a copy on file.

Appendix D Employer Acceptance Agreement

As your program builds, you will bring on partnerships with various organizations and companies. Each company you work with will need to sign this from their organization. The key information here is that they have a verified Tax ID.

Submit all documentation to the Kansas Department of Commerce - Registered Apprenticeship Program

for submission to the Kansas Apprenticeship Committee

Kansas
Occupation
Categories

The Growth Potential For Registered Apprenticeship is Substantial. Industries in the Highest Demand Include:

Healthcare Industry

Advanced Manufacturing and Warehousing Industry

Construction Industry

Energy and Agricultural Industry

Transportation

Information Technology

Financial Service

Telecom

For all Legislation, Regulations and Guidance for Registered Apprenticeship