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Hire an Apprentice


Rowan College of South Jersey has Apprenticeship Opportunities Available

Fill out our Employer Interest Form to have someone contact you about your business and talent needs.

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Why an Apprenticeship?

Is your business losing skills to retirement? Do you need a sound strategy to replace experienced talent? Consider hiring an apprentice. Apprenticeships with Rowan College of South Jersey is a unique hiring strategy that builds loyalty and allows you to develop employee training programs that pass on the knowledge of your experienced employees before they retire.

Apprenticeships can help your company:

  • Improve your strategy for hiring a skilled workforce
  • Fill in your company's skills gap
  • "Grow your own" talent to teach your company's 'way'
  • Increase employee loyalty and reduce turnover
  • Diversify your workforce
  • Reduce recruiting cost
  • Ensure knowledge of seasoned experts is passed down before they retire
  • Put entry-level employees on the career path

In addition, apprenticeships offer the following benefits:

Tailored Training

The employer chooses the apprentice's mentor who is responsible for training and developing the apprentice on the job. The educational component of the apprenticeship program is designed so apprentices can immediately apply theory learned in the classrooms to practice while at work. Upon graduation, apprentices are fully qualified for their occupation and ready to excel in your company.


Rowan College of South Jersey serves as the intermediary between your company and the Department of Labor (DOL). RCSJ will file all necessary paperwork including registering your apprentice, providing you with checklists of competencies observed, and preparing students to earn their credentials.

Recruiting Cost

Companies are invited to calculate the Return on Investment of hiring an apprentice Click here.  With a steady stream of new apprentices going through RSCJ's program, employers will have continued access to new talent. Rowan College of South Jersey's Registered Apprenticeship programs can significantly reduce costs associated with recruitment and retention.

Greater Loyalty

Investing in your employees is a proven method to build loyalty. Apprenticeship creates a valuable working relationship from the beginning that will help the apprentice establish a career within your company with a strong foundation of knowledge and connections with colleagues.

Mentor Training

Companies choose a mentor, or mentors, who are responsible for training the apprentices on the job. These mentors are required to attend a 4-session program called “Train the Trainer." The program guides mentors on how to best train an apprentice. Train the Trainer is an interactive workshop with hands-on experience, group work, information on best practices, techniques on providing constructive feedback and setting goals, and much more.

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