Resources and Tools

The Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Center of Excellence is focused on helping key stakeholders build and scale strategic partnerships to put more American workers on high-quality apprenticeship career pathways.

Registered apprenticeship is the proven gold standard in workforce development. Better aligning industry, workforce and education around apprenticeship can help build a stronger, more resilient, and future-ready American workforce.

Utilize the dropdown menu to find resources to better equip your area of expertise in apprenticeship.


30 Minutes of Excellence, March 23, 2022
23 Mar 2022

Why do workforce boards engage in Registered Apprenticeship?

30 Minutes of Excellence, February 23, 2022
23 Feb 2022

Future Works Public Dashboard Demonstration

30 Minutes of Excellence, January 26, 2022
26 Jan 2022

Difference between OA/SAA States?

NAWDP - 38th Annual Conference
07 Jun 2022

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration, USDOL, Addresses the Attendees at the NAWDP 38th Annual Conference.

13 Apr 2022

Report commissioned by ApprenticeshipNC demonstrating how states can measure and report on effectiveness and opportunities for apprenticeship.

13 Apr 2022

Guidebook on core components, processes, terms, and roles for all apprenticeship stakeholders including employers, training providers, and intermediaries.

13 Apr 2022

A real-time, state-sponsored website that provides job seekers and employers a place to connect around apprenticeship.

13 Apr 2022

Iowa’s Registered Apprenticeship Programs Report analyzes Iowa’s RA levels and provides demographic breakouts of active apprentices and RA completers. The analysis includes geographic concentrations of active apprentices, growth in new apprentices, and top occupations using RA to train employees. The employment outcomes of RA completers is broken out by the same demographics, top completing programs, and employing industries. A glimpse into employee retention is also provided.


13 Apr 2022

An example of how states can use Tableau, a data visualization tool, to illustrate the value and statewide adoption of RA through key datapoints such as occupations, industries, wages, etc.

13 Apr 2022

Webinar recording from the Annual Apprenticeship Texas Conference led by Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) State Apprenticeship Director Desi Holmes on TWC agency services and support available to Texas workforce partners exploring apprenticeship. TWC division speakers represented Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Apprenticeship, Vocational Rehabilitation, Outreach and Employer Initiatives, and Workforce Development Division.

13 Apr 2022

Crosswalks developed by 8 Texas community colleges (led by San Jacinto College) and 8 Registered Apprenticeship (RA) sponsors showing how USDOL Registered Apprenticeship certificates can be articulated for college course credits using the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM). The initial crosswalks developed focused on 10 craft areas: electrical, millwright/industrial maintenance/mechatronics, plumbing, pipefitting, welding, machining, carpentry, HVAC, sheet metal, and masonry. The crosswalks help in developing MOUs between community colleges and RA sponsors and align RA to college degree pathways.

13 Apr 2022

Toolkit developed by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the state's workforce system - CareerSource Florida - aimed at equipping colleges with information, tools and templates to build, register, launch and sustain a registered apprenticeship program.

13 Apr 2022

Guide on key sustainability factors including six “plays”—strategies, tactics, or methods leading to sustainability—with key action steps in each, drawn from technical assistance and subject matter experts working with apprenticeship stakeholders in California and nationwide.

13 Apr 2022

Created by ApprenticeshipNC, administered through the North Carolina Community College System (NCCS), this guide provides state-informed information on philosophy and best practices for Youth Apprenticeship start-up and operation. First steps, timelines, community and industry talking points, specifications, definitions and official documentation are included, along with sample forms and materials garnered from active RA programs in the state.