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All high-quality apprenticeship programs consist of the following five core components: 

  1. Business involvement
  2. Structured on-the-job training
  3. Related instruction
  4. Rewards for skill gains
  5. National industry-recognized credential

Registered Apprenticeship Programs are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. There are more than 1,200 occupations currently recognized as apprenticeable and more are continuously being added. Registered Apprenticeship Programs can be customized for your specific needs with time-based, competency-based and hybrid models. RAPs are a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the Department of Labor. 

Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs are validated by a Department of Labor recognized Standards Recognition Entity. Please note that Utah does not have any existing IRAPs and the development of any new programs has been put on hold as the Executive Order that created the program has been rescinded.

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Funding Sources

With many apprenticeship grants currently available in Utah, right now is a great time to start or expand your apprenticeship program. The following grants can help offset the costs for related technical instruction or on-the-job training:


The Department of Workforce Services : Career and Education Services funding is managed by Workforce Services with the goal of expanding and diversifying apprentices in Utah. Funding can be used toward classroom training for the apprentice or on-the-job training costs reimbursed to the employer.

Weber State University grant: Weber State is partnered with Apprenti, an apprenticeship sponsor, on this grant to provide support for apprenticeships in IT-related fields. While Weber State received the grant, the project spans the state so individuals can also attend other schools. The grant also includes some on-the-job training funds for small employers with fewer than 50 employees.

Southern Utah University grant: This is a multi-state grant expanding apprenticeship opportunities for cybersecurity in clean energy and advanced manufacturing.

Health Resources and Services Administration grants: The University of Utah and Utah State University both have HRSA grants currently available to paraprofessionals in behavioral health working specifically with substance and behavioral health issues.

Governor’s Office of Economic Development: The Utah State Legislature approved $2 million in one-time funding for work-based learning and apprenticeships. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development manages this funding.

If you are interested in connecting directly with these grants, contact us at apprenticeship@utah.gov or 801-707-3549.

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