Apprenti is a USDOL registered apprenticeship national program, providing three to five months of full-time accelerated training (depending upon occupational role), followed by one-year of on-the-job training with employers to build a tech workforce.


Apprenti is a U.S. DOL AAI grantee for IT apprenticeship and the DOL contracted IT Sector Lead intermediary for registered apprenticeship for the tech industry. Apprenti has filed 16+ national standards for IT, including Software Developer, Cybersecurity Analyst, IT Business Analyst, Game Developer, Technical Artist, UI/UX Designer, IT Support Professional, DevOps, Network Administrator, and more.

Apprenticeship is a workforce development system; it is time-tested, combining classroom learning with on-the-job training and has trained generations of employees in various professions including trades and crafts, such as electricians, welders, construction, etc. Using apprenticeship as a training methodology is relatively new to the information technology sector in the U.S., but Apprenti has successfully trained and placed over 2,00+ apprentices at more than 100 employers.

Increasing Access to Apprenticeships: Equity and Inclusion

Apprenti increases access to apprenticeships for all Americans with an emphasis on underrepresented populations.

First, it partners with employers that have an express commitment to increasing underrepresented populations in their workforce and a willingness to create one-year tech apprenticeships.

Second, Apprenti has established unbiased program entry requirements. Apprenti entry requirements only include the person be at least 18-years of age and are legally able to work in the U.S. No prior experience in tech is necessary. Acceptance into the program is driven by performance on a psychometric aptitude test, assessing applicants in mathematics, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. A minimum passing score of 80% is required, and applicants who do not initially pass may refresh their skills and retake the assessment if desired. Once the assessment is passed successfully, highest-scoring candidates move forward into the interview process once apprenticeship opportunities are available. Traditional prerequisites such as past educational and employment experiences are not requested until an individual has been accepted into the program, sponsored by a hiring employer partner.

Third, Apprenti partners with community-based organizations, work agencies, and affinity groups to promote awareness of the program and encourage participation in its target communities. Apprenti’s approach is yielding strong results. There are approximately 29,000+ applicants nationwide.

Fourth, Apprenti provides intensive, immersive training tailored to employer needs to ensure apprentices are prepared and well-positioned for success upon entering OJT. 

Apprenti national data points are promising:

   Median age: 31

–  Moving the needle in diversity:  46% BIPOC; 28% women; 52% veterans; and 14% self-identifying with a disability.

–  25% are unemployed prior to joining Apprenti.

– Wages grew from $43.6K pre-Apprenti to $67K in apprenticeship, and $88.9K+ (does not include full fringe benefits) in retained wages – economic mobility of 104% increase.

– Women under-earned men by $8K pre-Apprenti yet earned $3,500+ more than men on exit.

– 96% completed training

– 85% retained with industry partners upon Apprenti completion.

– Year 1 earnings with employers post-OJT at $50M+ gross economic impact; Lifetime earnings (25 years based on median age of 31) is $1.166B in overall economic impact, or > $1.1M in net improved earnings per apprentice

Services Provided

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship (Specialty)
  • Disability Services for Employees (Specialty)
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting (Specialty)
  • Retention (Specialty)
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)
  • Industry
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
  • High Tech Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific


  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
Contact Information
Jacquelyn Craddock