ACS offers mulitiple job opportunties that provide training and growth to secure a career.

Why Apprenticeship?

Have you found that "great" job?

Veterans and transitioning service members possess valuable soft skills but often find it challenging to land a great job. Many are told they need industry specific experience and or credentials before they would be considered for a position.

Can you afford to learn before you earn?

For multiple reasons college is not a realistic option for many veterans. As a service member transitions from the Armed Forces they want to get to work or can’t afford to support a family while attending college.

Did you know you can earn while you learn?

With a Registered Apprenticeship as a training model, veterans are first placed in a job and earn competitive wages while learning on the job. Additionally veterans are eligible to receive a monthly housing allowance from their GI Bill benefits. The combination of apprentice wages and this allowance provides veterans journey level compensation.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a flexible employer-driven training model that combines on-the-job training, with job-related instruction. As apprentices progress through the program, they earn incremental wage increases and nationally recognized credentials. Apprentices can be new hires, or businesses can select current employees who need skill upgrades. The apprenticeship model is leading the way in preparing American workers to compete in today’s economy.

What are Registered Apprenticeships?

The National Apprenticeship Act of 1917 and two Executive Orders in the 1930s authorized the Federal government in cooperation with state governments to oversee and develop Register Apprenticeship programs. Half of the nation’s programs fall under the oversight of the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship while the other half must follow federal guidance but are regulated by individual State Apprenticeship Agencies. All programs are required to follow Federal and State standards while protecting the safety and welfare of apprentices. Additionally, a Registered Apprenticeship must yield a nationally recognized credential upon completion of the program. Today one of the most significant value of the DOL and State Agencies is the promotion of the apprenticeship model to both job seekers and employers.

Traditional Education vs. Apprenticeship Programs

Traditional education does not guarantee employment. Many students complete a long program to earn a certificate and are unable to find a job. Cost of tuition continues to climb and many students find themselves deep in student loan debt.

ACS apprenticeship programs first provide full-time employment. Once in your job, you participate in training both on the job and classroom. Training is sponsored by employers and do not cost the apprentices a dime.

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

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Four Components of Registered Apprenticeships

On-The-Job Training

Apprentices benefit from real-world application of theory-based instruction as they work in their field. In most programs apprentices are required to complete 2000 paid hours of related work per year.

Mentoring

Apprentices work and learn under the direction of qualified personnel or mentors who are experienced in their field. Apprentices achieve journey-worker status when they complete program requirements.

Related Instruction

Apprentices receive technical training in highly skilled occupations, often in a classroom environment or through on line learning. This instruction typically leads to nationally recognized credentials.

Wage Increases

A Registered Apprenticeship provides for incremental wage increases. As an apprentice becomes more proficient, he or she earns higher wages.

Ten Reasons to Join a Registered Apprenticeships

1. Earn while you learn

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

2. Accumulate no debt

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

3. Gain experience and education

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

4. Learn from the best

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

5. Receive mentorship from professionals

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

6. Become valued member of a team

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

7. Earn incremental pay increases

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

8. Attain nationally recognized credentials

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

9. Achieve career growth

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

10. Find enjoyment in a job

It should be noted that colleges often partner with apprenticeships by providing the classroom instruction for the program.

Veterans in Apprenticeship

GI Bill Benefits

Veterans eligible for GI Bill benefits may use their benefits while participating in an approved apprenticeship program. Veterans who utilize the GI Bill will receive a monthly housing allowance (MHA) in addition to their apprenticeship wages. The MHA issued will be a percentage of the Department of Defense Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents (based on the location of the employer). Additionally, Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients will receive up to $83 per month for books and supplies. The monthly housing allowance and books and supplies stipend will be further prorated based on the Veteran’s eligibility percentage. Veterans already participating in a Registered Apprenticeship at the time of application may be eligible to receive up to 12 months of retroactive MHA and books and supplies stipend.

ACS Apprentices in Training

  • Determine comfortability working at hights
  • Start training and learn more about program
  • Get to know your classmates
  • Train by erecting training tower
  • Learn skills required to do the job safely
  • Graduate level one training
  • Continue to participate in socials and support fellow apprentices

ACS Apprenticeship Expansion

  • Energy Sector

    ACS recognizes that veterans possess the life experiences to excel in the energy sector. The organization is currently working with many of the nation's largest producers of energy to expand into multiple upstream, midstream and downstream occupations.

  • Construction

    ACS recognizes that veterans possess the life experiences to excel in the energy sector. The organization is currently working with many of the nation's largest producers of energy to expand into multiple upstream, midstream and downstream occupations.

  • Manufacturing

    Veterans and transitioning Service Members have the aptitude to contribute to organizations in advance manufacturing. This growing industry is expanding across the nation and offers incredible job opportunities with career progression.

  • Health Care

    More than 10,000 Service Members with healthcare experience transition from the Armed Forces each year. Due to credentialing requirements, it can be very difficult to enter this industry. ACS has partnered with a workforce development board to develop an apprenticeship allowing Veterans to "earn while they learn" to bridge the process of obtaining recognized credentials.

  • Logistics

    Many occupations in the Armed Forces provide training and experience in the logistics field. ACS is working to develop relationships with logistics firms to provide opportunities to Veterans and transitioning Service Members.

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