Apprenticeship Programs


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 makes 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

List of Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs*

*This list does not reflect the latest updates on certain programs

List of Non-Construction Trades in Registered Apprenticeship Programs

National Apprenticeship Website

Current List of Persons Authorized to Sign re Act17 (Revised 1.11.23)

Previous Lists of Persons Authorized to Sign re Act 17

Current Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio (Revised 6.13.22)

Previous Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio Schedules