If you have difficulty recruiting a skilled workforce or retaining talent…if you are trying to expand the diversity of your workforce…or if you are committed to ensuring your team has the best, customized training available, the PHTA Apprenticeship Programs can help.

For the past several years, apprenticeships have seen a surge in nationwide popularity as employers have recognized their value in attracting people to skilled trades. Apprenticeship programs are highly coveted by non-college-bound students, military veterans, and career-changers eager for on-the-job training in vocations that offer the potential for career advancement.

Not only do apprenticeship programs open doors for recruiting, they also enhance training opportunities that are tailored to company needs and develop highly skilled employees committed to safety and excellence in their craft.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, industry apprenticeship programs:


Improve profitability and positive impact to your bottom line


Minimize cost with reduced turnover and liability


Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills


94% of apprentices continue employment after completing an apprenticeship


Foster a diverse and inclusive culture

  • Each dollar a company spends on apprenticeship earns them a $1.50 ROI (return on investment).
  • Veterans often seek careers in apprenticed industries as a second career.
  • 97% of businesses with apprenticeships would recommend them to others.
  • Several states offer tax credits to companies with apprentices.
  • Some states require companies have apprentices to bid on municipal projects.
  • Many companies secure state workforce funding to support apprenticeship programs.

(Source: U.S. Department of Labor)

Benefits for Business

  • Advantage in Attracting and Retaining Employees
  • Highly Skilled Employees
  • Reduced Turnover
  • Higher Productivity

Benefits for Workers

  • Increased Skills
  • College Alternative to Good-Paying Jobs
  • National Credential
  • Career Advancement


PLUS, THERE’S MORE…As an added benefit, after completion of the courses, your apprentice can sit for certification and earn a prestigious designation as a certified professional. Having certified professionals on your staff tells your customers that you have a professional staff dedicated to providing a safe and clean pool environment.


Where can I learn more about apprenticeship programs?

Visit the U.S. Department of Labor website for complete information about apprenticeships.