Why Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship programs are a proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining entry level employees. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that five million people will be trained through apprenticeships in 1,000 industries over the next five years. NPGA’s apprenticeships for service technicians and drivers allows propane companies to be more competitive with other industries in attracting talent.



How Will Offering an Apprenticeship Program Benefit My Business?

Companies that offer apprenticeship programs have a competitive advantage in hiring over those that do not. An entry level employee is more likely to be attracted to a company that pays for what is the equivalent of a college education while also being paid a wage to learn a variety of skills.  Additionally, companies that offer apprenticeships have a better trained, more loyal, and committed workforce.  Ninety-one percent (91%) of individuals that complete an apprenticeship remain with their employer.  (Source: U.S. Department of Labor.)


Apprenticeships: A Win-Win

Advantage in Attracting &
Retaining Employees
Increased Skills
Highly Skilled Employees Higher Compensation
Reduced Turnover Nationally-Recognized Credentials
Higher Productivity Career Advancement