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What is an Apprenticeship? 

An apprenticeship is career training that is industry-driven. Apprenticeships provide participants with paid job experience, education from on the job and classroom training, and results in industry-recognized credentials. Participation in apprenticeship provides participants a career path, relevant work experience, skill gain, and a competitive salary. Employers who use apprenticeship programs find that 94% of apprentices who complete a training program retain employment. For every $1 spent on an apprenticeship, employers receive approximately $1.50 return on investment.

Jefferson College Apprenticeship Partners Jefferson College Apprenticeship

Jefferson College provides apprenticeship training for local companies; LMC Industries, H-J Enterprises, and Ardagh Glass Inc. Training topics include safety, quality, machining, equipment care, and maintenance, welding, assembly, and instruction. 

Jefferson College can work with your company to develop an apprenticeship program and provide customized training based on your needs. For more information about Jefferson College apprenticeship programs, contact 636-481-3223 or email 

Pre-Apprenticeship Program 

Jefferson College offers a pre-apprenticeship program: Construction and Mechanical Occupations or CAMO. This career exploration program allows participants to experience guided career exploration and introduction to the construction and mechanical fields including carpentry, HVAC, automotive, welding, CIM, and Machining. Students will become OSHA 10 training, interact with local employers, and complete hands-on projects. After training, students will receive assistance in obtaining training or employment. 

Apprenticeship Completers - Credit Option

Have you completed an apprenticeship? Completers of a Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship may earn up to 45 credits for their apprenticeship. The cost of these credits is five (5) credit hours of in-district tuition. To get stared email a copy of your DOL certificate to and apply to Jefferson College. 

Create an Apprenticeship Program

To create an apprenticeship program, contact Workforce and Employment Services at or 636-481-3144. 

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