Several of the United States Military Services offer military apprenticeship programs. They support different programs that are established and supported, recognized by the Department of Labor, and they issue a certificate that is nationally recognized when the program is completed.
Servicemembers. This program is a valuable effort to allow Servicemembers to improve their job skills all the while gaining ground on requirements for civilian apprenticeship programs.
The military maintains different military apprenticeship programs to allow their personnel to grow in their military duties, while dealing with different civilian elements and apprenticeship programs. It is called the United States Military Apprenticeship Program, and it is designed to allow Servicemembers on active duty to complete different elements required under Civilian apprenticeship programs. Using the USMAP apprenticeship program is a win-win situation. It is a win for the individual Servicemember because it allows for progress to be made on civilian qualifications for the job market while still on active duty. There are some requirements for the USMAPS program: be on active duty to begin with in the Marine Corps Coast Guard or Navy, have a HS diploma, round up the required documentation, and have enough time to complete the job while on active duty at our station. You can utilize up to half of the program on the job requirements directly from time you spend doing your job on active duty. The benefits of using the USMAP apprenticeship program are many. It is a win for the military in that it helps streamline and formalize different types of training in the military and civilian worlds, and helps bridge the gap between the two different types of training. The U.S. Department of Labor certificate is an advantage because prospective employers know the value of experience that can be documented and that is standardized. Plus, it helps maintain military readiness and preparedness.
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Working in the USMAP program of apprenticeship does not take a lot of time, and it doesn?t take or require you to make any off duty investment of hours. You need to send a formal application in to the USMAP program, and your Military command can help you start that process. They will take your application, and after approval send you a package including a notebook to keep a log of your hours that you complete on the job duties.