Program Description


Apprentice Florida, an initiative to expand apprenticeship opportunities throughout the state, is led by a state leadership team that consists of CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Education, and FloridaCommerce. We encourage and assist businesses in establishing apprenticeships, and we educate individuals about pursuing careers through apprenticeships.

The Apprentice Florida initiative also includes targeted industries and industry associations, the CareerSource Florida network, secondary and post-secondary education, and community-based organizations that work with underrepresented populations. 

Apprentice Florida seeks to:

  • Collaborate with employers, educational institutions, jobseekers, apprenticeship sponsors, and other stakeholders to develop and apply industry standards to registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training programs so that apprentices who complete their programs earn nationally recognized certifications and be accepted as journey workers in their industries.
  • Increase productivity and improve the quality of the workforce by encouraging employers to use registered apprenticeship programs that provide on-the-job training, related classroom instruction, and guaranteed wage structures as incentives to attract and retain more highly qualified employees.
  • Expand apprenticeships in occupations with the greatest demand in several targeted sectors including Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, and Trade & Logistics. 

If you are interested in learning more about Apprentice Florida or the registered apprenticeship model, please consult the resources below.


Apprentice Florida Homepage – This website, managed by CareerSource Florida, is a great place for jobseekers and employers to start learning about registered apprenticeships in Florida.

Florida Registered Apprenticeships  – The Florida Department of Education, an important partner in the Apprentice Florida initiative, manages this informative website.

All Things Apprenticeship – The official apprenticeship page of the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) offers many resources and opportunities at a national level.

A Community of Practice – The Apprenticeship Community on Workforce GPS provides links to training, resources, presentations, and events. Workforce GPS is a product of USDOL’s Employment and Training Administration.

Watch and Learn – The Apprentice Florida video library is an excellent source of tutorials and presentations.

Tools & Support – Apprentice Florida’s own resources page offers many well-designed materials for learning and teaching about apprenticeship, including toolkits, fact-sheets, rack-cards, images for web banners, and slideshow presentations.

Annual Reports – For more specific detail about Florida’s registered apprenticeship programs, the Department of Education hosts these annual in-depth reports.

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