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Registered Apprenticeships

What is an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is a proven approach for preparing workers for jobs while meeting the needs of business for a highly-skilled workforce. It is a “learn-while-you-earn” model that combines on-the-job training, provided by the employer that hires the apprentice, with job-related instruction provided by Sinclair. The model also involves progressive increases in an apprentice’s skills and wages.

Apprenticeship is a flexible training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of any business. Apprentices can be new hires, or businesses can select current employees who need skill upgrades to join the apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship model is leading the way in preparing American workers to compete in today’s economy.

—Source: U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Toolkit


Sinclair Community College’s Apprenticeship Program officially launched in the 2018 Spring Semester. Sinclair is one of only 10 Ohio Community Colleges to be awarded a U.S. Department of Labor grant (via ApprenticeOhio), affording the opportunity to offer an apprenticeship program managed by a community college. 

8 Programs Approved by ApprenticeOhio

With 52 Active Apprentices

  1. Maintenance Electrician
  2. Maintenance Mechanic
  3. HVAC Install/Service
  4. Machinist
  5. Cyber Security Support Technician
  6. Construction
  7. STNA+ Home Health Aide
  8. STNA+ Patient Care Technician 



Student Success/Completion

(as of Summer 2018)


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Tuition and Fees


Percent of apprentices whose tuition and fees are paid for by their employer via Sinclair’s sponsored billing process.


Hourly Wage Range 


Average Hourly Wage


13 Signatory Employers


Crane 1 Service, Safety, Systems

EnviroControl Systems, Inc.

Pratt 100% Recycled

Waibel Energy Systems


Stolle Machinery


Esterline & Sons Manufacturing

Currently Seeking Apprentices

RAM Precision Industries

Maddox Building Systems