Apprenticeship is a system of learning while earning, and “learning by doing.” The apprenticeship training model has been used for centuries to provide employers with a skilled workforce and has proven to be one of the most effective training methods available to small, medium and large employers. An apprenticeship combines classroom and/or lab instruction (Related and Supplemental Instruction or RSI) with a work-based learning or On the Job Training (OJT) experience in which the apprentice is paid a salary or wage. Apprentices attend classes on theory and then apply that knowledge to the workplace, generally under the supervision of an experienced worker, until the apprentice masters that particular area of their training.
It is employer-paid training and employment from day one.
It is a minimum of 2000 hours or approximately one-year of on the job training.