Expanding Apprenticeships in Florida: A recent statewide survey commissioned by CareerSource Florida found about a third of the Florida employers surveyed report skills gaps among job seekers as well as current and former employees. Workforce developers, economic developers and educational entities are collaborating to bridge those gaps through several strategies, including an increased emphasis on Registered Apprenticeships.


Florida’s collaborative efforts already have resulted in systemwide partnerships, and the engagement of nearly 100 industry and expert volunteers who are identifying ways to expand this important career pathway.


For additional information on the national effort to expand apprenticeships, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship.

Benefits of Apprenticeships

Allows workers to learn while they earn.

Helps recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce.

Creates industry-driven, flexible training solutions.

Florida Apprenticeship Workgroups Findings and Recommendations

Filling Florida’s Skills Gap Through Apprenticeships Recommendations Summary

Apprenticeship Florida Awareness and Perceptions

National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 12-18, offers leaders in business, labor, education and other key sectors a chance to demonstrate their support of apprenticeships. It also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices in their community.
The week-long event highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.