Apprenticeship is an "earn while you learn" training model that includes paid on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced journeyworkers with related classroom instruction to prepare individuals for skilled occupations.

Apprenticeship programs prepare individuals for skilled occupations across various industries. The program places the need for a skilled workforce in the business’s hands. A business can train the kind of employees they want working and place employees' skills and knowledge into practice immediately.


Other expected benefits include:


  • Highly skilled workforce
  • Standardized training
  • Reduced turnover and
  • High return on investment


The first step in starting an apprenticeship program is to contact the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, State Apprenticeship Office at Phone: (505) 841-8565. Next is the development of the Apprenticeship Program. Finally, your program must be formally approved by the State Apprenticeship Office to train apprentices. Select the WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS APPRENTICESHIP link for more information and access to forms that must be regularly filed.