Some helpful Web links on apprenticeships for HR professionals.
Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.
This list of Web links may be useful to HR professionals creating or considering apprenticeship programs in their organizations:
* The Department of Labor link to apprenticeships includes a robust collection of advice, laws and regulations, and access to training and administrative resources for someone in charge of their company's apprenticeship program. Click here.
* A complete list of training resources from the Vocational Information Center, a Web site featuring career and technical education Web resources. Click here.
* The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation lists "apprenticeable" occupations (by occupational title). Click here.