Johnson County's new apprenticeship program is an exciting opportunity for those looking to gain hands-on experience and practical skills in a variety of fields. This program allows individuals to learn on the job while also receiving classroom instruction and mentorship from experienced professionals. With a focus on industries such as ambulance services and information technology, participants can expect to receive high-quality training that will prepare them for a successful career. This apprenticeship program is a great way for individuals to jumpstart their career and gain valuable skills that will benefit them for years to come. This registered apprenticeship program was created with support from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.


What is a Registered Apprenticeship?
A registered apprenticeship program is a type of workforce development initiative that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction. It is a proven way to learn a skilled trade or profession and can lead to higher wages and better job opportunities.

This program was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
Who is eligible to become an apprentice?
The program is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older and has a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements, such as specific skills or physical abilities.
What industries are covered by the program?

This program intends to add more departments and positions.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

Under Johnson County, apprenticeships will last 1 year. During this time, the apprentice will be receiving a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction at a local college.

It is an 8-week academy through the EMSLRC EMT Academy on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 - 4:30 PM.  Along with attending the academy, you are considered a full-time employee at Johnson County, which means you are expected to attend your scheduled shifts to meet the 40 hour/week (this does not include the 2 days of academy).

Why should I apply?
  • As soon as apprentices start in their preferred industry, they will begin earning a wage while gaining practical experience.
  • Wages and benefits (Health, dental, etc.) will be included as a full-time employee of the county. 
  • Their education and training are relevant and applicable to their work.
  • Upon completing the program, apprentices receive a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship.



The Johnson County program provides all of its services at no cost. Under the State of Iowa, the program works to make the process of registering as simple as it can be.


How to Apply:

Apply Here!

To apply for the Johnson County, IA Registered Apprenticeship Program, interested individuals should visit our website and complete the online application form.

- Applicants must complete a Johnson County employment application. Resumes may be attached, but will not be substitute for application entries (unless specified in the job advertisement). "See resume" may result in disqualification. By completing the application, the applicant acknowledges the status of confidentiality, truthfulness, the right to work in the United States and other authorizations with signature.


Contact us:

If you have any questions about the Johnson County Registered Apprenticeship Program, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you take the next step in your career!