Apprenticeship Program: Benefits & How to Join
Recordings of HAW 2023 Virtual Events, Coming soon!
November 14, 16, & 17
10:00AM to 11:30AM
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.
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
How do I join an Apprenticeship?
With the sheer number of apprenticeship programs available in Hawai‘i, there are no set standards for all apprenticeships. However, most programs have the following minimum requirements:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Be a High School graduate or have GED
- Pass an industry test for occupation
- Be physically fit for occupation
*This list does not reflect the latest updates on certain programs
- CVS Health® Registered Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship (Statewide)
- Inside Wireperson and TC CATV Installer Technician (Statewide)
- Carpenter/Drywall/Millwright (Oahu)
- Carpenter/Drywall (Hawaii Island)
- Carpenter/Drywall (Kauai)
- Construction Craft Laborer (Maui, Kauai, Oahu)
- Drywall (Maui)
- Kawika’s Painting Apprentice (Oahu)
Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week
In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Hawaiʻi celebrates Registered Apprenticeship in the state through Hawaiʻi Apprenticeship Week (HAW).
- HAW 2023 – Recordings coming soon!
- 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 10.02.23)
- Previous List of Persons Authorized to Sign re Act 17
- Current Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio (Revised 6.13.22)
- 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