Is Apprenticeship the Right Choice?

Minnesota’s apprenticeship system offers an opportunity for a person with limited job skills to enter a high-wage industry, gaining experience and salary increases through on-the-job training and classroom instruction. The earn-while-you-learn system enables individuals to move to the top of the wage scale in three to five years.

  • Private College: Students pay $133K (The average cost of four-year private college tuition in Minnesota.).
  • Public College: Students pay $29K (The average cost of four-year state university tuition in Minnesota.).
  • Apprenticeship:  Students earn $144K (Average wages earned by an apprentice during four years of on-the-job training.).

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY dli.apprenticeship@state.mn.us • www.dli.mn.gov • (651) 284-5090 • 1-800-342-5354DLI4web