Department of Economic Security
1789 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Hours of Operation7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
A Registered Apprenticeship is an opportunity for a worker to earn a salary while receiving mandatory on-the-job (OTJ) training, and related technical instruction (RTI).
Related technical instruction is an organized and systematic form of instruction designed to provide the apprentice with the knowledge of the theoretical and technical subjects related to the apprentice's occupation. Such instructions may be given in a classroom, through occupational or industrial courses, or by correspondence courses of equivalent value, electronic media, or other forms of self-study approved by the registration agency. On-the-job training and related technical instruction are both vital elements required for every registered apprenticeship program.
A skilled mentor, also known as a journeyworker (or Subject Matter Expert), is required to oversee and train the apprentice. A registered apprenticeship is a voluntary, industry-driven system for occupations requiring a range of high-level skills.
It is full-time, paid employment and training with built-in career placement.