Helping People Train to Win.

Become an Apprentice

young apprentice working in agriculture
  • Apprenticeship can be seen as an opportunity multiplier.
  • Allows one to gain a transferable industry recognized credential (journey workers card), without having the cost that a college degree comes with.
  • You don’t have to wait until high school graduation to start working in your desired field, if you know what you really want to do.
  • Apprentices are paid during their on-the-job training and classroom hours.
  • Apprenticeships are not just for the skilled trades! UPMW has apprenticeships in healthcare, education, and technology.
  • Competency-based programs rather than time-based allow apprentices who are excelling to finish sooner than their time-based counterparts.
  • Every apprentice is paired with both a UPMW case manager and a journey worker / supervisor on the job ensuring that they have as much support as they need to succeed.
  • We offer an array of supportive services to apprentices who may need help with gas money, work attire, or tools.
  • Job seekers can visit any UPMW office and ask to talk to a case manager about apprenticeships and any other services we may be able to offer.
  • They can also email
  • With apprenticeships you get paid to learn, rather than paying to learn.
  • Apprenticeships tend to be more hands on than typical training or education paths.
  • Can start working towards desired career pathway while in high school
  • Many people associate the word apprenticeship with skilled trades or unions. The truth is that there are more that 950 occupations that the Department of Labor recognizes as being apprenticeable.
  • Some industries that you may not realize are apprenticeable:
    • Accommodation and Food
    • Services
    • Agriculture
    • Educational Services
    • Finance
    • Health Care
    • Information Technologies
    • Management