Information For Sponsors
- Apprenticeship is a federal program.
- The United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, is the registering agency of Apprentices in New Jersey.
- An employer or trade union whose business is based in New Jersey may sponsor full time employees as Apprentices.
- Sponsors are like mentors who provide on-the-job learning (OJL) to full-time employees within one occupational title.
- Sponsors commit to provide OJL and ensure that apprentices are availalbe to attend RTI classes.
- Sponsorship is at no cost to the employer since RTI is paid directly by the apprentices to the educational institution(s).
- An employer should contact the County Apprenticeship Coordinator to register employees as Apprentices.
- County Apprenticeship Coordinators are located in each county (typically in the county vocational school) to facilitate Apprentice registration and coordinate Apprenticeship programs in their respective counties.
- The allowable number of Apprentices:
- Is determined by the United States Department of Labor
- Is subject to change over time
- Varies by county and job classification
- Is a ratio of the number of full time Trainers to Apprentices
- An Apprentice is not registered until all original forms are processed and approved by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (OA).
- Sponsors of five or more Apprentices are required to form a Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC).
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