Oregon Apprenticeship is a group of organizations working to connect you to Registered Apprenticeship. Registered Apprenticeship is a connection to a successful career. It’s a connection to a deep pool of dependable talent for your business. A connection to your future. Whether you’re a job seeker looking to build your career and credentials, or a business looking to invest in a skilled workforce, Oregon Apprenticeship can help get you there.
The Employment Department strives to promote employment of Oregonians through developing a diversified, multi-skilled workforce, and providing support during periods of unemployment.
The Oregon Department of Education fosters equity and excellence for every learner through collaboration with educators, partners, and communities.
HECC envisions a future in which all Oregonians—and especially those whom our systems have under-served and marginalized—benefit from the transformational power of high-quality post-secondary education and training.
Oregon Labor and Industries protects employment rights, advances employment opportunities, and protects access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.
A look back.
HISTORY OF REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP IN OREGON
The first apprenticeship trust fund in Oregon is initiated. READ MORE
Oregon State Apprenticeship Law is established. READ MORE
National Apprenticeship Act is established. READ MORE
JFK establishes non-discriminatory Executive Order for apprenticeship programs. READ MORE
DOL mandates women’s labor laws for apprenticeship programs. READ MORE
5,700 apprentices are registered in Oregon. READ MORE
Pre-Apprenticeship training programs are established. READ MORE
Oregon registers its 10,000th apprentice. READ MORE
1920: The first apprenticeship trust fund in Oregon is started and related training classes are conducted by the Oregon Building Congress and The State Board of Vocational Education.
1931: The Oregon State Apprenticeship Law is passed and establishes Oregon’s formal apprenticeship system.
1937: The National Apprenticeship Act (also called the Fitzgerald Act) is passed to regulate apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs.
1963: JFK issues Executive Order prohibiting race, color, religion, and origin as basis of discrimination for admission into apprenticeship programs.
1978: Department of Labor mandates that apprenticeship programs with more than five apprentices must develop plans and goals for increasing access to apprenticeship for women.
1979: Apprenticeship in Oregon is booming with over 5,700 registered apprentices in the state.
1997: Oregon registers its first state certified pre-apprenticeship training program to prepare underrepresented populations (women, People of Color) for entering and successfully completing apprenticeship training.
2019: Oregon hits a state record when registering its 10,000th apprentice.