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A Message  to Current and Prospective Apprentices

Welcome to Connecticut's Apprenticeship System, The Other 4-Year Degree!

Today you have embarked on what will be one of the most rewarding opportunities of your life. 

As an 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. 

Please take the time to review your responsibilities below and you should be on your way to the opportunity of a lifetime! 

  • Make 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).
  • Also 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 re-registered.
  • You must be accompanied by a journeyperson while on the job site.
  • Each 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.
  • Your 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.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office at (860) 263-6085 or email

Good luck in your new career!
The Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council and the staff of the Office of Apprenticeship Training

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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