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What is Registered Apprenticeship?

U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship programs meet the skilled workforce needs of American industry, training millions of qualified individuals for lifelong careers since 1937. Registered Apprenticeship helps mobilize America's workforce with structured, on-the-job learning in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as new emerging industries such as health care, information technology, energy, telecommunications and more. Registered Apprenticeship connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers, resulting in a workforce with industry-driven training and employers with a competitive edge.

How does Ventana's Registered Apprenticeship benefit employers?

Ventana del Soul's Apprenticeship Program benefits employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience.


Registered Apprenticeship is a national system that offers on-the-job training in many of today's sought-after careers through partnerships with businesses like yours.

The U.S. Department of Labor's nationwide network includes approximately 250,000 employers in 1,000 careers. Over the past 70 years, Registered Apprenticeship has developed millions of apprentices and strengthened America's workforce - one program at a time.

Ventana del Soul's Apprenticeship Program provides two years of ongoing training in food service, culinary arts, customer service and/or restaurant management training for participating apprentices. And, we need volunteer employer partners to participate in our program.

Benefits for Employer Partners

Partnering with a Registered Apprenticeship has many advantages - for you and for your employees. Partnering with a Registered Apprenticeship program means a commitment to the future success of your organization. Benefits for your bottom line:

  • Aids in recruiting new personnel, and often support the activities of your human resources department.
  • Helps your company invest in the future of your employees and can strengthen their loyalty to your company.
  • Teaches employees new skills, decreases turnover and saves your company money spent on training.
  • Increases productivity and knowledge transfer due to well-developed on-th-job learning.
  • Provides a stable pipeline of new skilled workers. Ventana's Apprenticeship programs offers a predictable pipline of program completers and access to the next generation of workers.
  • Emphasizes safety training that may reduce worker compensation costs.
  • Financial incentive: By partnering with Ventana's Registered Apprenticeship program, your business may qualify for state tax benefits or other financial support.


When you invest in the training of your employees, they will be more committed to the success of your business. This will help to lessen turnover, decrease recruitment costs and increase productivity.

What is a Registered Apprenticeship Employer Partner?

Registered Appreticeship Employer Partners are area employers who want to invest in the training of their employees, lessen turnover, decrease recruitment costs and increase productivity. As a Registered Apprenticeship employer partner, you are responsible for recruiting and leading apprentices as they learn and complete their certifications. They are members of your workforce from day one and your participation in Ventana's apprenticeship program is completely voluntary.

Funding Opportunities and Tax Credits

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Who are Registered Apprenticeship partners?

Registered Apprenticeship partners are a wide range of organizations including (but not limited to):

* Small, medium and large sized businesses
* Industry associations
* State and local workforce development agencies and programs
* Certified training providers
* Community leaders and economic development organizations

What is the link between U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship and the Workforce Development System?

The 21st century economy demands a workforce with postsecondary education credentials, and the adaptability to respond immediately to changing economic and business needs. The public workforce system is playing a leadership role in meeting these demands by catalyzing the implementation of innovative talent development and lifelong learning strategies that will enable American workers to advance their skills and remain competitive in the global economy. Registered Apprenticeship, a critical postsecondary education, training, and employment option available in every state in the country, is an important component of these talent development strategies. Registered Apprenticeship is business- and industry-driven, with more than 29,000 programs impacting 250,000 employers and almost 450,000 apprentices —predominantly in high-growth industries that face critical skilled worker shortages now and in the foreseeable future. Full collaboration between the publicly funded workforce investment system and Registered Apprenticeship leverages each system's strengths to maximize the benefits in the context of regional talent development strategies.

Where is Registered Apprenticeship?

The U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program's national office is located in Washington, D.C. However, the program has a presence in all of the 50 states and some territories, in the form of federal staff and/or state and employer partners. Ventana del Soul's Apprenticeship is locted at 1834 E. Oltorf St., Austin, TX 78741

How long is Ventana's Apprenticeship program?

Apprenticeship programs range from 1 to 2 years. During the program, the apprentice receives both structured, on-the-job learning (OJL) and related classroom instruction (RTI). For each year of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will receive normally 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours of related classroom instruction.

Contact Us

To find out more about the benefits of Ventana's Registered Apprenticeship program, contact Ventana del Soul at 512-707-7447 ext 201.

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