IAA programs are always tied to a Registered Apprenticeship and are tuition-free to participants. Each selected participant is sponsored by the employer-partner. As such, IAA programs are only open to the employees or invited guests of the employer-partner. Our application process is solely for the purpose of recruiting potential employees, current employees and invited guests for our employer-partners.
We focus our programs in the areas of healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing and business services. Apprenticeship programs we have offered in Vermont, New Hampshire and Kentucky include:
IAA follows a policy of rolling program admissions with program start dates based on when our employer-partners wish to sponsor a program. To the prospective applicant, this means that they may apply to an active program at any time during the application acceptance period. Once an employer-partner program is announced on our website, a program start date will be posted and interested applicants should apply immediately.
Application to IAA programs is open to individuals of any race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identification or national ethnic origin. For pre-apprenticeship programs, such as high school programs, the applicant must be at least 16 years of age at the time of starting the pre-apprenticeship program. For full-time employment, applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time the education phase begins. All applicants are required to complete an online application and meet our employer-partner qualifications for participation in their sponsored program.
Scroll down to see pictures of past apprentices and a link to a video where you can learn about apprenticeship from the perspective of the employer and the apprentice.
IAA programs offer a unique opportunity to earn while you learn. Please click on the button below to understand the expectations of apprentices during the learning phase and during the on-the-job phase of the apprenticeship.
The process begins with an application, assessments and participant selection. Applicants are expected to attend an information session where they will learn about the job. The sponsoring employer makes the final selections.
The education phase is intended to get you working in the shortest amount of time. Classes are five days a week for several weeks with homework each day and on the weekend. Scroll down to watch a video about an actual apprenticeship program.
Once you successfully complete your education phase, you will enter a one or two-year apprenticeship period. This is where you will learn on the job and be mentored by experts in the occupation.
Perhaps the best way to understand Registered Apprenticeship is to experience it through the eyes of the apprentice and the employer. Produced by DHMC, the video documents a Medical Assisting Registered Apprenticeship program developed by IAA for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
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