Apprenticeships are occupational skill training that combine on-the-job experience with classroom instruction. A partnership of employers, workers, the State of Oregon, and a variety of schools and community colleges, apprenticeship experiences train new employees to meet industry standards for a given occupation. Typically apprenticeships last two to five years, depending on the industry requirements. 

What trades offer Apprenticeships?
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Glaziers
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Ironworkers
  • Laborers
  • Linemen
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • And so many more!

Tips For Applying

  • Individual apprenticeship committees take applications for their programs. 
  • Applicants can find apprenticeship openings posted at Bureau of Labor and Industries Offices, access the Apprenticeship Opportunities Statewide website for available openings.  


Apprenticeship and Training Division -  The state of Oregon's support website. This has frequently asked questions and other resources to help students learn about and access opportunities. 

Construction Related Volunteer Opportunities - Document of opportunities a student can do now to gain experience in construction work. 

Union Apprenticeship Information - Document of unions in Washington and Oregon and approximate base salary in these trade fields. 

Oregon High School Technology and Training Courses by County - Document of high school technology training programs.