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Registered Apprenticeship Overview
Registered Apprenticeships are unique long-term training programs that combines On-the-Job Learning with Related Training Instruction, which allow job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades and occupations. In Hawai‘i, there are over 100 registered apprenticeship programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations. After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker and can earn a higher salary as well as pursue career goals as a foreman, supervisor, contractor, or even set up their own business.
Employers and Program Sponsors
For contractors and employers, hiring qualified employees from officially approved, registered apprenticeship programs make good business sense. By hiring apprentices from an officially approved and registered program in the State of Hawai’i, contractors and employers are guaranteed a highly skilled and competent workforce that produces consistent and quality results.
Benefits of Apprenticeships
- Learn from highly-trained skilled trades workers
- 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
Establishing a New or Joining an Existing Program
Employers or other entities may be eligible to establish a new Registered Apprenticeship Program or join an existing program.
For more information about establishing a new Registered Apprenticeship Program please send inquires to [email protected].
For more information about joining an existing program please contact the specific program of interest to join directly. The contact information for each existing Registered Apprenticeship Program can be found in the lists of programs using the links below.
List of Hawaii Registered Apprenticeship Programs
*This list does not reflect the latest updates on certain programs
Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week
In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Hawaiʻi celebrates Registered Apprenticeship in the state through Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week (HAW)
- HAW 2023
- HAW 2022
State Apprenticeship Council
The State Apprenticeship Council (SAC) is an advisory body to the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). The SAC reviews and makes recommendations on matters pertaining to Registered Apprenticeship in the State.
SAC meetings to review and discuss matters pertaining to Registered Apprenticeship are open to the public. Information about upcoming scheduled meetings can be found on the State of Hawaii Public Meeting Calendar.
- SAC Meeting Minutes:
Resources and Other Related Information:
- National Apprenticeship Website
- Current List of Persons Authorized to Sign re Act 17 (Revised 12.05.23)
- Previous Lists of Persons Authorized to Sign re Act 17
- Current Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio (Revised 12.28.23)
- Previous Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio Schedules
*For questions and more information about Registered Apprenticeship contact the Workforce Development Division at [email protected] or call (808) 586-8877