Montana Labor Market Blog

Research & Analysis Bureau - Montana Department of Labor & Industry


Apprenticeship Infographic

Each year for Labor Day, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry produces a report on Montana’s economic performance and the employment situation of Montana workers. This year, we decided to spice it up by also producing a series of infographics highlighting key statistics in an easy-to-read, easy-to-share on social media (hint, hint) format. The following infographic highlights select statistics from the Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program. Enjoy!

An infographic displaying the following information: There are 1,820 active apprentices in Montana today. Over the last five years, apprenticeships have increased by over 30%. Healthcare apprenticeships have seen tremendous growth, with 253 healthcare apprentices and 53 sponsors today. In 2017, Montana had 100 healthcare apprentices with 39 business sponsors. There are 21 different apprenticeable occupations in healthcare. Apprenticeships evolve with the needs of our economy and now include occupations beyond the classic trades. New fields include master brewer, computer support specialist, industrial manufacturing technician, lodging manager, surgical technologist, and many more. 440 apprentices are potentially eligible for the tax credit passed by the 2017 Legislature. Expanding apprenticeship to new occupations has led to an increase in women entering apprenticeship programs. Women make up 18% of new apprentices, compared to 3% in 2013.

To read the full 2018 Labor Day Report, just click the link.

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