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 67 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 

  • 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 6.24.22)

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