A Message to Current
and Prospective Apprentices
Welcome to Connecticut's
Apprenticeship System, The Other 4-Year Degree!
you have embarked on what will be one of the most rewarding opportunities of
apprentice you will receive paid on–the-job training and academic instruction
that will prepare you with the skills needed to advance you in your chosen
trade. The result is a skilled craft worker with industry-driven training and
an employer with a competitive edge.
take the time to review your responsibilities below and you should be on your
way to the opportunity of a lifetime!
sure you receive a copy of your approved registered apprenticeship agreement
from your sponsor (employer). This is your record of registration and lists
important information such as your wage progression, trade registration
category and any credit for previous registered experience (unregistered
work hours are not counted toward the completion of the program).
make sure you obtain your apprentice identification card from your sponsor
after your registration is approved. You must carry a valid apprentice
identification card at all times while on the job and to register for related
instruction. Your apprentice identification card is only valid for the
sponsor with whom you are registered and carries an expiration date. If
you leave a sponsor and go to work for another sponsor, you must be
must be accompanied by a journeyperson while on the job site.
apprentice must attend school for related classroom instruction as well as
completing his/her on-the-job training.
Record all your hours in your Apprenticeship Handbook (record “blue” book,
monthly journal). It is your responsibility to keep track of your on
the job training and classroom hours.
apprenticeship is valid only for the number of years/hours that is listed on
your registration agreement. Failure to complete the required on-the-job
training hours and related classroom instruction in this time frame will
result in your termination from the program.
have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office at (860) 263-6085 or
luck in your new career!
Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council and the staff of the Office of