Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeships are unique long-term training programs that allow job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades.  In Hawai‘i, there are 32 apprenticeship programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations.  After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker.  Journeyworkers can earn a substantially higher salary as well as pursue career goals of becoming an apprentice supervisor, contractor, or even set up your own business.

Benefits of Apprenticeships

  • As part of an established apprenticeship program, apprentices can take advantage of numerous benefits.
  • Some of these benefits include:
  • Learn from highly-trained skilled tradesworkers
  • Reduce risk of injury while on the job through proper training
  • Receive “Certification of Completion” after satisfactory completion of the program
  • Periodic pay increases
  • Upon completion of apprenticeship program and become a journeyworker, receive substantially higher wages
  • Apprentices/Journeyworkers that join respective unions receive healthcare as well as retirement and other benefits
What Kinds of Apprenticeships Are There? How Do I Join An Apprenticeship? Current Recruitment Announcements