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SU Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Information for Employers

SU Apprenticeship Program helps employers develop sustainable programs designed to supply a highly skilled workforce for the 21st century economy.

Apprenticeship programs are a practical workforce development tool used by companies in such industries as advanced manufacturing, industrial technology, maritime, transportation, and logistics, to name a few.

What is an apprenticeship?

A Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy. It combines on-the job (OJT) training with related academic instruction that is strategically delivered to accelerate career development in a particular field.

Apprenticeships are officially registered through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry or the U.S. Department of Labor, and result in the award of a nationally recognized industry credential.

Apprentices are hired as full-time employees of a sponsoring company. They are supervised and mentored by highly-qualified personnel. Sponsoring companies maintain a progressive schedule of wage increases to reward apprentices as they gain experience and master new skills.

Benefits of an apprenticeship program

On-the-job training combined with job-related educational instruction enables talented employees to realize their full potential. Apprenticeship programs are also a strong selling point in recruiting new employees to an organization.

Registered apprenticeships allow employers to build structured training programs, ensuring reliable workforce performance that consistently meets organizational standards.

Organizations that demonstrate an investment in their workforce realize an increase in overall employee morale and motivation.

As apprentices apply their skills and knowledge to their work, they positively impact an organization’s bottom line through higher quality output and increased productivity.

Many industries struggle with the talent gap caused by an aging workforce. Registered apprenticeship programs help companies transfer knowledge from seasoned employees to new workers. 

Registered Apprenticeship - Minimum Requirements

An apprenticeship program must meet the following criteria to be considered a Registered Apprenticeship:


How to get started

Security University’s Apprenticeship Program can help you create a program that results in your desired workforce outcome by:

Security University staff are eager to assist you in meeting your goals. Contact E-mail: or by Phone: 877.357.7744.


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