Please Note: Not all apprenticeable occupations are available in Kansas. Please visit KansasWorks for information on Registered Apprenticeship sponsors hiring in Kansas.
Registered Apprenticeship combines employment, on-the-job learning overseen by a mentor, and Related Technical Instruction provided by educational entities, on-line instruction, vendors and contractors or apprenticeship training centers. There must always be an employer/employee relationship in every program. By developing and registering the Standards of Apprenticeship with the Kansas Apprenticeship Council, an employer becomes a Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor.
Program participation is based on the employer having:
- an approved Registered Apprenticeship program,
- open apprentice positions, and
- mentor(s) / journeyworker(s) to oversee the apprentices' on-the-job learning.
General Apprenticeship Requirements for Individuals
- Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors identify the minimum qualifications required for application to their Registered Apprenticeship program.
- The eligible starting age can be no less than 16 years of age; however, individuals must usually be 18 to be an apprentice in hazardous occupations.
- Program sponsors may also identify additional minimum qualifications and credentials to apply, e.g. education, ability to physically perform the essential functions of the occupation, proof of age.
- All applicants are required to meet the minimum qualifications.
- Based upon the sponsor's selection method, additional qualification standards may be identified, e.g. fair aptitude tests and interviews, school grades, and previous work experience.