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Orange arrow Do most employers accept the DOL apprenticeship Certificate of Completion?

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  Since employers have learned that apprenticeships are the most cost effective way to get trained employees, thousands of employers do accept the Certificate. This Certificate is one of the oldest, most basic, and most highly portable industry credentials in use today and you are recognized as a qua...
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Orange arrow What is the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program and what is its connection to the Department of Labor?

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  The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a formal military training program that provides active duty and Full Time Support (FTS) Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requi...
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Orange arrow How does the Certificate of Completion benefit me as a Service member?

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  While you are in the military, getting your certificate shows your chain-of-command that you are working to improve yourself. This often helps you advance or to be considered for the jobs you want. When you get out of the military, employers want to see your certificate and logbook to verify that y...
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Orange arrow I hear people talking about "Certifications" and "Qualifications." Does an apprenticeship give me a certification or qualification?

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  When you complete your apprenticeship program the U.S. Department of Labor issues a "Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship." This means that you have completed the industrywide required number of classroom hours and on-the job training requirements for that trade. A "certification" program no...
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Orange arrow How do I get started with the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program?

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  Visit the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) website at https://usmap.netc.navy.mil. Be sure to first familiarize yourself with all of the program specifics. The enrollment process is quick and easy. Click on the Enroll or Reinstate link at the top of any page and fill out the ...
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Orange arrow What is an apprenticeship?

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  A registered apprenticeship is a formalized structured training program. It combines on-the-job training and related technical instruction in which you receive practical and technical training. Industry determines the essential skills because apprenticeship is industry-driven career training....
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Orange arrow What is the history of the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program?

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  The program was established March 1976 by written agreement between the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of the Navy. The program was used extensively by Sailors and was known as the Navy's National Apprenticeship Program (NNAP). On August 20, 1999, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Headq...
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Orange arrow How many hours are required for an apprenticeship?

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  Each apprenticeship requires from 2,000 to 8,000 work hours to complete. The apprenticeship is broken down into skill areas with a set number of hours for each skill area. An apprenticeship also has structured formal training. Each year of apprenticeship (2,000 hours), requires 144 hours of apprent...
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