Registered apprenticeships and internships both give you entry-level experience in a career; however, they work in different ways. Registered apprenticeships pay you to learn a skill in the work environment. Internships give you the chance to learn before you earn.
|3-6 Months||1-5 Years|
|Can Be Paid or Unpaid||Paid With Wage Progression|
|Supports Classroom Instruction||Classroom Instruction + On-the-Job Training|
|See It: Focuses on Career Exploration||Do It: Focuses on Skill & Career Attainment|
|60% of College Graduates Received Job Offers*||95% of Completers Employed After Apprenticeship|
|No Certification||Portable Industry-Recognized Certification|
|LEARN BEFORE YOU EARN||EARN WHILE YOU LEARN|
*According to the Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board’s 2018 report, 93% of apprentice completers have employment following their apprenticeship. According to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) 2012 Internship & Co-op Survey, approximately 60% of college graduates in 2012 who completed a paid internship received at least one job offer. On the other hand, only 37% of unpaid interns received job offers while 36% of students with no internship experience received offers upon graduating from college.