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Active Apprenticeship Trades
Trade Title*O*NET DescriptionTerm (in Months)Ratio**
Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Aide Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Auto Body Repairer & Painter Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Automobile Mechanic Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Baker, Retail Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Boilermaker (Construction) Job Description 48 1:1;1:4
Bricklayer, Mason Job Description 27-36 1:1;1:4
Bricklayer Mason & Plasterer Job Description 48 1:1;1:4
Building Maintenance Mechanic Job Description 24 1:1;1:1
Cabinetmaker Job Description 32-48 1:1;1:3
Carpenter Job Description 32-48 1:1;1:4
Carpenter (Heavy/Highway) Job Description 36 1:1;1:4
Carpenter (Pile Driver/Dockbuilder) Job Description 32-48 1:1;1:4
Carpenter (Residential) Job Description 32 1:1;1:3
Cement Finisher or Cement Mason Job Description 27-36 1:1;1:4
Clerk (Legal) Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Commercial Press Operator Job Description 48 & 60 1:1;1:3
Compositor Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Cook (Chef) Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Counseling Aide (H.I.V./A.I.D.S.) Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Counseling Aide (Reception and Orientation) Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Counseling Aide I (Social Living Skills) Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Counseling Aide II (Social Living Skills) Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Design Drafter (Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic) Job Description 60 1:1;1:1
Die Repairer Job Description 39 1:1;1:1
Direct Support Professional/Competency-Based Job Description 18-24 1:1;1:1
Direct Support Professional/Time-Based Job Description 18-24 1:1;1:1
Drafter (Architectural) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Drafter (Automotive Product Design) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Drafter (Mechanical) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Drafter (Structural) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Drafter (Tool Design) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Dry Wall Taper (Finisher) Job Description 36 1:1;1:3
Early Childhood Associate Job Description 21 1:1;1:1
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) - Wire and Sinker Programmer/Operator Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Electrical (Outside) Line Worker Job Description 42 1:1;1:2
Electrical Maintenance Technician Job Description 60 1:1;1:3
Electrician Job Description 60 1:1;1:3
Electrician (House or Residential) Job Description 36 1:1;1:3
Electronic Prepress System Operator Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Electronics Mechanic (CNC Systems Maintenance) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Electronics Technician (Manufacturing Only) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Elevator Servicer Repairer Job Description 48 1:1;1:2
Elevator/Escalator Constructor & Modernizer Job Description 48 1:1;1:2
Energy Efficiency Technician Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Fire Fighter Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Fire Fighter/EMT Job Description 42 1:1;1:1
Furniture Finisher (Painter) Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Glazier Job Description 36 1:1;1:3
Graphic Arts Technician Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Hazardous Material Removal Worker Job Description 24 1:1;1:4
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Mechanic Job Description 48 1:1;1:3
Industrial Equipment Wirer & Assembler Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Industrial Machinery Mechanic Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Industrial Truck Mechanic Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Instrument Electrical Mechanic Job Description 45 1:1;1:1
Instrument Maker Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Instrument/Rodperson Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Instrument Technician Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Insulation & Asbestos Worker Job Description 48 1:1;1:3
Iron Worker (Outside) Job Description 36-48 1:1;1:4
Iron Worker (Stone Derrickman & Rigger) Job Description 36 1:1;1:4
Landscape Nursery Manager Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Lather (Carpenter) Job Description 36-48 1:1;1:4
Lather (Wood, Wire & Metal) Job Description 36 1:1;1:5
Library Assistant (Facility) Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Linoleum, Resilient Tile & Carpet Layer Job Description 36-51 1:1;1:3
Lithographic Platemaker Job Description 60 1:1;1:2
Lithographic Press Operator (3 Year) Job Description 36 & 48 1:1;1:1
Lithographic Stripper Job Description 60 1:1;1:1
Machine Builder Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Machine Repairer Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Machine Tool Builder Job Description 60 1:1;1:1
Machinist Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Machinist (CNC) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Maintenance Machinist Job Description 48 & 60 1:1;1:1
Maintenance Mechanic (Automatic Equipment) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Marble Carver, Cutter and Setter Job Description 48 1:1;1:4
Metal Refinisher Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Micro-Computer Repair Technician Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Millwright Job Description 31-48 1:1;1:4
Model Maker Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Model Maker (Rapid Prototype Technician) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Mold Maker, Die-Casting & Plastic Molding Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Moldmaker Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Motor Boat Mechanic-Inboard/Outboard Job Description 24 1:1;1:1
Multi-Story Window & Bldg Surface Cleaner Job Description 18 1:1;1:1
Offset Lithographic Press Operator Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Operating Engineer (Grade & Paving Equip) Job Description 24-38 1:1;1:5
Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment) Job Description 36 1:1;1:5
Operating Engineer (Universal Equipment) Job Description 25-36 1:1;1:5
Ornamental Iron Worker Job Description 36 1:1;1:4
Packer Mechanic Job Description 60 1:1;1:1
Painter & Decorator Job Description 36 1:1;1:3
Painter & Decorator (Structural Steel Bridges) Job Description 36 1:1;1:3
Painter, Decorator & Paperhanger Job Description 36 1:1;1:3
Patternmaker (Wood) Job Description 60 1:1;1:1
Pipefitter Job Description 60 1:1;1:3
Plant Maintenance - Carpenter Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Electrician Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Electrician/Mechanic Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Mechanic Appendix A Job Description 36 & 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Millwright Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Painter, Paperhanger Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Pipefitter Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Refrigeration/AC Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Sheet Metal Worker Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plant Maintenance - Welder Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plasterer Job Description 29-36 1:1;1:3
Plastic Process Technician Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Plastics Molder Job Description 36 1:1;1:1
Plumber Job Description 60 1:1;1:3
Plumber (Pump and Tank) Job Description 48 1:1;1:4
Plumber (Residential) Job Description 60 1:1;1:3
Plumber and Pipefitter Job Description 54 1:1;1:3
Plumber and Steamfitter Job Description 51-60 1:1;1:3
Pointer, Caulker & Cleaner Job Description 36 1:1;1:4
Police Officer Job Description 24 1:1;1:1
Radiation Protection Technician Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Job Description 48 1:1;1:3
Roofer Job Description 36 1:1;1:2
Scenic Artist Job Description 36 1:1;1:5
School Safety Agent Job Description 24 1:1;1:1
Screw Machine Set-Up & Operator - Multiple Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Sheet Metal Worker Job Description 48-60 1:1;1:3
Sheet Metal Worker (Iron Plate) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Sheet Metal Worker (Sign Hanger/Rig) Job Description 60 1:1;1:3
Site Safety Manager Job Description 24 1:1;1:1
Skilled Construction Craft Laborer Job Description 24 1:1;1:3
Small Gas Engine & Equipment Mechanic Job Description 24 1:1;1:1
Sprinkler Fitter Job Description 60 1:1;1:2
Stationary Engineer Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Steamfitter Job Description 51-60 1:1;1:3
Stone Mason Job Description 36 1:1;1:2
Teacher Aide (Facility) Job Description 12 1:1;1:1
Terrazzo Worker Job Description 36 1:1;1:4
Tile Setter Job Description 36-48 1:1;1:4
Tile Setter (3 Year) Job Description 27-36 1:1;1:4
Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Finisher Job Description 24 1:1;1:4
Tool & Die Maker Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Toolmaker Job Description 48 1:1
Vacuum Furnace Technician (Manufacturing Only)  Job Description  48  1:1;1:1 
Welder (Industrial) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Welder (Maintenance) Job Description 48 1:1;1:1
Youth Development Practitioner Job Description 20 1:1;1:1

*All trades with links to work processes are presently associated with at least one sponsor. Trades with no active link are not considered active trades at this time. To discuss reactivating a trade, please contact the Apprenticeship Training Representative in your region.

**Ratios are established to ensure the proper safety, training and supervision of apprentices. A ratio establishes the number of journeyworkers required for each apprentice in a program and on a job site. Ratios are interpreted as follows: in the case of a 1:1, 1:4, there must be one journeyworker for the first apprentice, and four additional journeyworkers for each subsequent apprentice.

USDOL’s list of apprenticeable occupations may be found at the following link: USDOL Apprenticeable Occupations

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