How an apprenticeship benefits you

From their first day of work, apprentices receive a paycheck and benefits.  Usually the salary increases as their training progresses. Apprentices complete a combination of job-related instruction and hands-on training at the job site leading to nationally-recognized, portable credentials.

Specific benefits include:

  • Hands-on career training: Apprentices receive practical on-the-job training in a wide variety of occupations and industries, such as health care, construction, information technology, transportation, energy, and advanced manufacturing.
  • An education: Apprentices receive training resulting in improved skills and competencies and in many cases earn college credit toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • A career: Once the apprenticeship is complete, workers are on their way to a successful long-term career with a competitive salary and little to no educational debt.
  • National credentialing: When an apprentice graduates from a career training program, they earn a certified portable credential accepted by industries and employers across the U.S.

NS2 Serves™ is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established by SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2®) to give back to the community it serves by training and employing veterans in high-tech careers. The course is open to post-9/11 U.S. military service veterans and reservists (including disabled veterans), service members with orders to leave active duty, and Gold Star spouses who meet certain eligibility requirements. As its signature initiative, NS2 Serves is offering training and employment assistance to those who have served our nation. The full-time course offers participants training in world-class software solutions that support U.S. national security needs and commercial enterprises. The training leads to certifications that are valuable in many career paths worldwide.

Erin Fitzgerald, Program Manager NS2 Serves,, (203) 240-1791

The FDM program launches your career in IT and business consulting, building off of the skills and experience gained in the military. As a professional development program, it provides a combination of quality training with invaluable commercial experience and the opportunity for rewarding career progression. The program features training and placement opportunities in a number of areas of technical and business specialty, followed by a minimum of two years of employment working on one or more client sites. Our training and ongoing on-site supports equip our consultants with the tools needed to make a difference on client sites from day one.

John Tansill, Head, Veterans Initiatives,, 347-985-3865

ManTech Cybersecurity Apprenticeship

Benefits for Apprentices

Learn on-the-job skills while being paid, with pay increases as proficiency grows

Receive employer-paid salary and cost of apprenticeship education fees Earn DOL apprenticeship certification* plus a Purdue Global associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree, along with the opportunity to sit for critical industry-recognized certification exams†

Basic — Level 1

Upon successful completion, apprentices may receive an associate’s degree Apprentices will be academically prepared to sit for the following certification exams: CompTia Network+, CompTia Cloud+, CompTia Linux+ or LPIC-1, CompTia Security+, and CCNA Routing & Switching

Intermediate — Level 2

Upon successful completion, apprentices may receive a bachelor’s degree Dependent on track, apprentices will be academically prepared to sit for the following certification exams: Linux System Administrator I and II, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and others

Stephanie Flory, Workforce Development & Technical Training Manager,, (703) 375-6083

To contribute to the profitability and growth of Newport News Shipbuilding by recruiting, training and developing men and women for careers in shipbuilding.

To provide the company with a continuous supply of journeypersons who possess the skills, knowledge and pride of workmanship which have traditionally distinguished the shipbuilding craftsman.

To develop core leadership principles in all students along with the character and technical competence that is required to fully meet the challenges of a shipbuilding career.