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.).