Our Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program is a proven workforce and leadership development tool that helps businesses expand their talent pool and improve their bottom line.

Our team’s extensive knowledge of Registered Apprenticeship allows us to assist your business with top-to-bottom planning, customized implementation, and customized turnkey solutions as you develop an apprenticeship program that meets your unique needs.


Registered Apprenticeship provides a wide range of benefits for employers, including:

Customized training to facilitate the development of highly-skilled employees trained to industry specifications.

Increased productivity and knowledge transfer through on-the-job learning from an assigned mentor and related classroom instruction.

A stable and predictable pipeline of qualified workers trained to meet the unique needs of individual businesses.

Customized training to facilitate the development of highly-skilled employees trained to industry specifications.

Customized training to facilitate the development of highly-skilled employees trained to industry specifications.

Customized training to facilitate the development of highly-skilled employees trained to industry specifications.

How To Get Started

Mississippi Apprenticeship Program can help your company find and apply for financial resources to develop a Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program that meets the unique workforce development needs in your industry and community. To get started today, email us at or call us at 601-321-6000.

You can also review the Starting a Registered Apprenticeship Guide for Employers developed by the Urban Institute for a detailed overview of RA, information about how to develop a plan for your program, and instructions on how to register.

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Visit the links below to learn more about the value of Registered Apprenticeship programs and how to get started.

Learn the basics of apprenticeship and how employers benefit from implementing Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Competency Models help to support the development of training curriculum and worker assessments, and can serve as the building blocks of an apprenticeship program.

Find out how your company can plan and implement a Registered Apprenticeship program to grow your own highly skilled workforce.

Learn how apprenticeship helps to train and develop highly skilled workers in a number of fields.

Read apprenticeship success stories
and discover how apprenticeship works for various industries.

Employer FAQS

Apprenticeship sponsors develop highly-skilled employees. Once established, apprenticeship programs also reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment, and increase safety in the workplace/job site.

The Registered Apprenticeship program offers access to 1,000 career areas, including the following top occupations: software developer, engineers, pharmacy technicians, telecommunications technicians, aircraft technicians, mechanics, certified nursing assistants, electricians, welders, construction craft laborer, dental assistants, insurance agents, and truck drivers.

No. Apprenticeships are used widely across all industries and include union and non-union programs. Registered Apprenticeship sponsors can include unions, but also employers, community colleges and universities, workforce investment boards, industry associations, and the military.

There are a number of resources for employers who want to explore the process of starting an apprenticeship program available on the Department of Labor’s website. There you can find the newest technical assistance products including the Quick Start Toolkit, which provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program as well as the Federal Resources Playbook, which provides information on using the other federal funds and resources to support your registered apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship consultants are located in every state and are available to assist you at no extra cost. The Department of Labor Mississippi Office of Apprenticeship is located in Jackson.

For additional information contact:

Brenda L. Myers
State Director, Mississippi
Office of Apprenticeship
100 W. Capitol St
Jackson, MS 39201
Mobile: (601) 291-1284

Additionally, each participating community colleges sponsor can assist your company with registering an apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor.  You can contact or call 601-321-6000 for more information. If your company is located near one of our partner community colleges, you can reach out the following local contacts:

Hinds Community College
Josh Bower

Pearl River Community College
Phillip Duke

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Gayle Brown

East Mississippi Community College
Greta Miller

Through a proven system of public-private partnerships, Registered Apprenticeship partners with a wide range of organizations including (but not limited to): businesses, employer and industry associations, labor-management organizations, state and local workforce development agencies, workforce investment boards, two- and four-year colleges that offer associate and bachelor’s degrees in conjunction with a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship, the U.S. military, community-based organizations, and economic development organizations.  Mississippi partners include participating community colleges, the State workforce investment board, Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi’s local workforce development boards, and other agencies.

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