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ApprenticeshipTexas: A Powerful Competitive Edge

ApprenticeshipTexas will enhance the outreach with employers to start new programs and diversify participation in apprenticeship through strengthened partnerships.

Improve Your Company’s Productivity and Profitability

Grants and Procurement Opportunities

Critical Skills Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission has dedicated four million dollars ($4,000,000) to support apprenticeships in middle skills careers to help employers developing or currently using registered apprenticeship to train their workforce with locations in multiple areas of the state.

Use the Application Guidelines & Funding Form linked below. Applications may be submitted year-round, or until approved funding has been exhausted.

Submit your complete, signed Application for Funding by email to ApprenticeshipTexas@twc.texas.gov

 Healthcare Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission has dedicated fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) to support the healthcare industry to increase the number of apprenticeship career pathway opportunities for registered nurses and healthcare professionals in the State.

Use the Application Guidelines & Funding Form linked below. Applications may be submitted year-round, or until approved funding has been exhausted.

Submit your complete, signed Application for Funding by email to ApprenticeshipTexas@twc.texas.gov

Competitive Procurements

All competitive TWC funding opportunities can be found by browsing postings for the Texas Workforce Commission on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website:

Registered Apprenticeship Offers Cost Effective, Customized Training

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

Apprenticeships include:

  • Paid Careers – Apprentices are paid employees who work while they learn skills that enhance employers' needs.
  • On-the-Job Learning – Develops skilled workers through structured learning in a work setting.
  • Related Instruction – Improves job-related skills through education in a classroom setting (virtual or in-person).
  • Mentorship – Provides apprentices with the support of a skilled worker to assist and enhance critical hands-on learning.
  • Credentials – Offers a portable, nationally-recognized credential to be issued at the completion of the program.

Benefits of a Highly Skilled Workforce

Recruit, train, and retain a highly-skilled workforce that helps you grow your business.

Key benefits include:

  • Increased Productivity – employees acquire new skills while on-the-job
  • Improved Profitability – improved bottom line and positive return on investment
  • Increased Retention – reduce employee turnover by fostering loyalty
  • Improved Efficiency – standardize training for all employees (new and current)
  • Increased Diversity – bring in new talent and ideas
  • Improved Motivation – senior employees’ mentor entry-level talent

ApprenticeshipTexas: A Gateway to Workforce Services

ApprenticeshipTexas staff are ready to help you identify the apprenticeship model that best suits your business. When you e-mail us, you'll get, one-on-one technical assistance and guidance to get your program up and running. Get started today! Email us at ApprenticeshipTexas@twc.texas.gov to learn more about how apprenticeship can help.

How It Works

There are five core building blocks involved in creating and operating a Registered Apprenticeship Program. Depending on where you are in the program creation process, you may choose to start at a different building block. Regardless of where you are on the journey, we are here to help you!

  • Explore – get to know apprenticeship, its benefits, and how to access key areas of opportunity by occupation
  • Partner – collaborate with apprenticeship representatives, workforce organizations, educators, and others to build your program
  • Build – understand your options, decide on a program model, and create your training plan
  • Register – full support through design and application process, register your program with U.S. Department of Labor
  • Launch – recruit prospective apprentices, train your workforce, and promote your program

Apprenticeship Occupations

Texas registers apprenticeships in all industries, from traditional sectors like Construction and Manufacturing trades to emerging sectors like Healthcare and Information Security.

Access a list of all available occupations in Registered Apprenticeship:

For more information on how to start your career through apprenticeship:

Archived Webinars

ApprenticeshipTexas 2021 Conference September 23, 2021

Session 1 | Beyond Traditional Apprenticeship – The How and Why

The first session of our 2021 virtual conference features speakers from the public and private sector to discuss building career pathways through Registered Apprenticeship. Listen to workforce development professionals and partners discuss how apprenticeships can impact careers and businesses beyond traditional apprenticeships, spotlighting two employers and their journey.

Watch Session 1

Session 2 | Apprenticeship Exploration of Workforce Partnerships

The second part of our 2021 conference brought speakers from the Texas Workforce Commission to discuss how our agency's program partners can better support Registered Apprenticeship programs across the state. This session also includes a short discussion on how funding opportunities may be used to enhance Registered Apprenticeships.

Watch Session 2

Expanding Registered Apprenticeship Virtual Town Hall September 17, 2020

National Apprenticeship Week Virtual Town Hall November 10, 2020

All Systems Go: Expanding IT Apprenticeships in Texas | February 25, 2021