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Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Employers, Rhodes State College is a Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor with the State of Ohio and can sponsor your Apprenticeship program, in both Union and Non-union workplaces. Hundreds of occupations can support an Apprenticeship Program.

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Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP)

Employers, Rhodes State College supports industry employers in securing an IRAP and provides IRAP training. 

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Employer Benefits of an Apprenticeship Program:

  • Discover new, diverse talent
  • Customized training that meets your company needs
  • Stay up-to-date with your industry and technology
  • Studies show the average retention for apprentices completing the program is 91%
  • Stable and reliable pipeline of qualified workers


What is a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

Registered Apprenticeship Programs combine Related Instruction (RI) with structured On-the-Job training (OJT) so individuals can prepare for careers in skilled occupations. Every program includes a minimum of 2,000 hours of structured OJT and a minimum of 144 hours of RI. The Related Instruction can lead to a college degree. 


What is an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP)?

IRAPs are a new and flexible form of high-quality apprenticeship programs that provides individuals with opportunities to obtain workplace-relevant knowledge and progressively advancing skills. IRAPs include a paid-work and an educational component, and they result in an industry-recognized credential. 

What is a Pre-Apprenticeship Program?

Rhodes State College’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program allows individuals to learn about an industry or field of interest through basic technical and job-readiness skills training and on-the-job training in an industry of choice in a short period of time.  

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What is a Manufacturing Partnership?

The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Partnership (WCOMP) is a manufacturing-led ‘industry sector partnership’ that was created to solve the common workforce training, retention and recruitment challenges of its participating member manufacturers

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Meet Our Team


Barb Brdicka

Senior Director
(419) 995-8406


Abby Miller

Coordinator, Workforce Partnerships
(419) 995-8218

James Ricker

Coordinator, Workforce Partnerships
(419) 995-8351