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Career Pathways: Apprenticeships

Original Webcast Date:

Thursday, November 14 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CST

Middle School | High School

Professional Development


Watch Career Pathways: Apprenticeships to learn what apprenticeships are, why they are beneficial for job seekers as well as employers, and how to participate in them. Subject matter experts define the different types of apprenticeships and explore the advantages of participating in apprenticeships for youth as well as business and industry. Apprentices discuss their career paths. New legislation about apprenticeships is explained, and information about resources and ways to get involved is shared.


Check out this interactive student resource page from Alabama Works.

“Where are there apprenticeships in Alabama?”

The map below begins to answer that question. Click on the star to see the name of the sponsor and the occupations they train. As we continue to update our data, we will add contact information as well.

This interactive map was created by the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship and shows the locations of apprenticeship sponsors registered in Alabama with the United States Department Of Labor.

Discussion Questions 

  • What is an apprentice?
  • How is an apprenticeship different from an internship or job shadowing?
  • What is a registered apprenticeship?
  • What are the advantages of someone doing an apprenticeship?
  • Why are apprenticeships important for the economy?
  • Using the resource Alabama High Demand Occupations 2016-2026, scroll until you see the information Alabama Fast-Growing Occupations 2016-2026.  What are the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in Alabama?

For additional educational resources visit these sites:

Alabama Office of Apprenticeship

The mission of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship is to expand the use of registered apprenticeships (RAs) and Alabama industry recognized apprenticeship programs (AIRAPs) for providing high-quality career training which will enable workers and employers to prosper in pursuit of the continued economic development of our state.

Alabama Department of Labor --Workforce Development

Check out this website for information on jobs in Alabama, career clusters, workforce reports, and more

Alabama High Demand Occupations 2016-2026

ALABAMA  High Demand Occupations Requiring Associate Degree and Under


About American Graduate

Since 2011, the public media initiative American Graduate, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), has grown into one of the largest public media collaborations across the country with over 125 local public media organizations, and national television and radio producers and distributors, working with more than 1,700 community partners. In 2018, together with 19 stations, CPB launched the initiative’s next phase, American Graduate: Getting To Work,  to partner with schools and businesses in order to help prepare students with the skill sets and training needed to be part of the new workforce, especially in high-demand fields. APT’s American Graduate: Getting to Work  supports partners who are addressing Alabama’s workforce crisis: the gap between job openings in high-demand skilled jobs and the shortage of people qualified to fill them.

Career Pathways: Apprenticeships is produced in partnership with the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship, the David Mathews Center, the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Alabama Community College System, and Apprenticeship Alabama.

Career Pathways: Apprenticeships is made possible through the generous support of Wells Fargo, American Graduate, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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