What is an Apprenticeship?

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 an industry-recognized credential.

Apprenticeship is also known as an Earn & Learn model of training where employers structure a career pathway by combining an educational track alongside paid on-the-job training. Apprentices agree to a duration of apprenticeship and a skills development path. In return, apprentices are awarded with regular salary increases throughout their program and an industry recognized certification upon completion.

In apprenticeship, both career seekers and employers benefit. Career seekers are provided a clear and directed pathway to advantageous opportunities and employers have an internal method to support skill development an​d increase the pool of qualified individuals.

Moreno Valley College is working as part of a regional initiative to increase apprenticeship opportunities throughout the the Inland Empire. We are providing guidance and educational support to employers, assisting career seekers in starting apprenticeships in high-demand occupations, and partnering with regional apprenticeship programs.