The average starting salary after completing a registered apprenticeship is $77,000. Registered apprenticeships are a pathway to a career and financial stability. Today, the Department of Labor is launching National Apprenticeship Week. We’re sending Labor Secretary Marty Walsh a thank-you card for spreading the word about these good union jobs.
Registered apprenticeships are good for employers and good for working people.
Employers develop a highly skilled workforce. And working people get paid work experience, classroom learning and a pathway to success.
There are registered apprenticeships across industries like hospitality, telecom, cybersecurity, construction and advanced manufacturing. The people working in these industries literally will build our future.
As the labor movement, we already know registered apprenticeships are valuable and are good union jobs.
But more people need to know. So let’s thank the Labor Department for spreading the word through National Apprenticeship Week.