Aligning Apprenticeship and the Workforce System

Registered apprenticeship (RA) is the gold standard for workforce development and well-aligned with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). RA provides employers in your state and local community with a proven strategy for developing a strong, sustained talent pipeline for skilled workers while providing job seekers with a pathway to high-demand careers that pay a family-supporting wage.

Access TA from the Center to increase RA alignment with your state and local workforce development board planning to meet critical WIOA performance metrics by:.

  • providing paid apprenticeship opportunities for One-Stop Center customers which helps you meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) performance measures including 2nd and 4th quarter employed (92% of all apprentices who complete a program are then moved into a permanent, full-time workers and 91% are still with their employer a year out)
  • providing your board with the knowledge that RA skills training meets your local business needs, since it is employer-driven, while giving you the credential performance measure
  • ensuring that higher median earnings after 2nd quarter performance metric is met, especially since apprentices receive a raise during their apprenticeship moving beyond transactional relationships with businesses and giving you a head start on the effectiveness in serving employers performance measure

Engage with the Center by:


28 Jul 2022

30 Minutes of Excellence - Bridging the Gap Between Adult Education and Apprenticeships

Link to webinar

25 May 2022

How do Adult Basic Education and Career Technical Education work...

12 May 2022

How do I communicate the benefits of Registered Apprenticeship to Employers?

20 Apr 2022

How do I communicate the benefits of RA to employers?

23 Mar 2022

Why do workforce boards engage in Registered Apprenticeship?

23 Feb 2022

Future Works Public Dashboard Demonstration

26 Jan 2022

Difference between OA/SAA States?

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

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.