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Information current as of May 12, 2014.

 Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of Workforce Development

Apprenticeship Benefits for Workers
Through the Apprenticeship Agreement, an apprentice, as an employee, receives supervised, structured on-the-job training combined with related technical instruction.The on-the-job training provides the diversity of training required to perform at a highly skilled level and the related instruction provides the technical knowledge required to perform at a highly skilled level. Some registered apprenticeship programs also have dual accreditation through post-secondary institutions which apply credit for apprenticeship completion towards an Associate Degree.

Increase in Wages
A progressively increasing schedule of wages is based on the journeyman's hourly wage of the apprentice's occupation. These increases occur with satisfactory progress in both related instruction and on-the-job training until wages reach up to 95% of the rate paid the journeyman in the occupation.

Completion Certificate
Upon completing a one to four year (2,000 hours to 8,000 hours) apprenticeship, the worker receives an Apprenticeship Completion Certificate and is recognized as a qualified journeyman nationwide. This Certificate is one of the oldest, most respected, and most highly portable industry credentials in use today. The Certificate is issued by the Louisiana State Apprenticeship Division.

For more information, including frequently asked questions, please read the apprenticeship information on the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) website at: http://www.laworks.net/Apprenticeship/APP_MainMenu.asp

The LWC also provides an online tool to search for apprenticeships by region, city or trade at: http://www.laworks.net/Apprenticeship/APP_Info.asp

Contact Information
Rose Johnson, Program Assistant
( 225 ) 342 - 7820
Office of Workforce Development
Physical Address
1001 N 23rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 94094
Baton Rouge, LA 70804 - 9094
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 2939
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed