An apprenticeship program combines classroom instruction or education with on-the-job training under the close supervision of a skilled and experienced journeyworker in a craft, trade, or profession. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by employers, labor groups, and employer associations.
The District's Office of Apprenticeship Information and Training (OAIT) registers apprentices and apprenticeship programs.
The District of Columbia's voluntary apprenticeship program is governed by the D.C. mayor and the D.C. Apprenticeship Council (DC Code Sec. 32-1401 et seq.).