For Career Seekers:

Maricopa County is offering apprenticeship opportunities to bolster the pipeline of skilled workers in a variety of career fields. The $12 million program is estimated to help approximately 3,000 people find apprenticeships through 2026.

The apprenticeship opportunities will connect participants to career pathways that support the major industry drivers of the local economy, including construction, healthcare, information technology, and advanced manufacturing.

Benefits and services include:

  • Apprenticeship exploration
  • Computer access
  • Earn while you learn
  • Interview techniques
  • National industry certification
  • Tuition assistance
  • On-the-job training
  • Resume assistance

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Recognized as a national leader in apprenticeship enrollments by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Maricopa County Human Services Department, in partnership with the Maricopa County Workforce Development Board helped 348 people successfully attain apprenticeships through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Fiscal Year 2022 and has a 95% success rate for placing apprentices in jobs.

In addition to providing $12 million in apprenticeship opportunities, Maricopa County announced several other initiatives for innovative college and career opportunities to develop long-term success and build a skilled workforce for in-demand careers. These efforts have included:

  • A $750,000 investment in a nurse readiness program 
  • A $14.5 million investment announced in March that grows training and credentialing program for workers targeting in-demand career fields
  • A $1.3 million investment was announced in May to fund construction career training opportunities
  • Opening a Workforce Development Center in Mesa and partnering with the Maricopa County Library District to expand access to career training resources in the East Valley 

The funding is part of Maricopa County’s $435 million allocation of the federal American Rescue Plan Act which delivers a wide variety of services to help people recover from the effects of the pandemic. Find financial, housing, legal, wellness, and educational assistance at

For Organizations/Employers:

Maricopa County invites organizations to participate in the Apprenticeship Program. Staff from the Human Services Department are available to walk your organization through every step of becoming registered with Maricopa County to offer apprenticeships!

Benefits of registered apprenticeship:

  • Apprentices earn while they learn
  • Increased employee retention
  • New skill acquisition in trades 

Contact to connect with one of Maricopa County's Business Services Representatives who can meet with you to get you started. They'll be happy to answer any questions your organization may have about the process. 

Contact Information

For more information, contact or call 602-372-4246.