About National Standard Apprenticeships

The Registered Apprenticeship system has been utilized to meet the needs of America's skilled workforce for over 75 years. It is a unique, flexible training system that combines job related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. Registered Apprenticeship is a leader in preparing American workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy because the system keeps pace with advancing technologies and innovations in training and human resource development.

Each Registered Apprenticeship is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and is a paid job that focuses on training you to become an expert in the civilian marketplace. On-the-job, focused training allows the best candidates to become masters of their crafts in a wide variety of careers across the country, including opportunities in management and IT to technician and CDL driver positions. Job seekers can benefit from apprenticeship because it is considered the “gold standard” for talent development.

Apprenticeships in Transportation

The transportation and logistics industry employers 1 out of 14 working Americans. Because the industry is so large, it offers a sprawling variety of career choices for Veterans and civilians alike.

From truck, train, and bus drivers and mechanics, to electrical technicians and vehicle inspectors for ships and airlines, apprenticeship programs are training thousands of workers in America’s transportation and logistics industry.  

Why Apprentice in Transportation & Logistics?

Look around you and ask, "What didn't get here with the help of the Transportation & Logistics industry?" Chances are the chair, phone, laptop, keyboard, clothing, glasses, carpet, cars, etc. that you see were brought to you by this industry. So what would happen if the sector didn’t have talented, dedicated and capable candidates like you as the next generation of professionals? The consequences could be far-reaching and disastrous to the economy and quality of life. 

Since daily life depends directly and indirectly on Transportation & Logistics, and many military skills transfer into trucking careers that assure the industry's continued growth and success.

Transportation & Logistics Growth

All transportation sectors combined will need 4.6 million workers in the next ten years to meet the demands of growth, and address the challenges that retirements and turnover create. Annual transportation job openings are already 68% greater than the total number of students completing related education and training programs. You clearly have opportunities in this growing industry.