Registered Apprenticeships can be your first step toward a rewarding future. No matter your interests, you can find a Registered Apprenticeship program in Iowa that will provide what you need to prepare you for a promising new career!  

When you become an apprentice, you’ll start working – and earning – from day one, with little to no college/educational debt, and you'll receive a nationally-recognized credential that can jumpstart your career path.

Who Can Become an Apprentice in Iowa?

  • Both adults and students can become an apprentice in Iowa. 
  • Any Iowan interested in a new career path or learning new skills can get involved. 
  • Hundreds of meaningful programs exist in more occupations than ever before.

Becoming an Apprentice in Iowa

$77,000

Average Starting Salary for an Apprentice After Completing their Program

92%

Percentage of Apprentices Who Remain Employed After Completing a Program

9,954

Total Apprentices in Iowa (FY 2023)

Why Become a Registered Apprentice?

There are many reasons to become a Registered Apprentice! Let's start with a few of the top reasons why this pathway can jumpstart your career.

Why Become an Apprentice

Next Steps: Get Started on Becoming an Apprentice

Your new career journey begins here. Get started by contacting IWD, finding a program sponsor, and/or by learning about the occupations that now offer apprenticeship programs.