TIA National Apprenticeship Program


TIA provides a nationally recognized Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to all TIA Member companies. The RAP is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor and State Apprenticeship Agencies.

Each apprenticeship is a paid job that focuses on training candidates to become experts in their field. On-the-job focused training allows the best candidates to become masters of their crafts in the 3PL industry.

How Can an Apprenticeship Benefit Your Business?

Apprenticeship is an employer-driven, “learn-while-you-earn” model combining on-the-job training coupled with job-related curricula instruction leading to the attainment of national skills standards. It is a direct benefit to employers by increasing retention, lowering recruitment costs, and creating a pipeline of qualified workers.

Current retention rates reflect 91% of Apprentices who complete an Apprenticeship are still employed nine months later.

When an apprentice graduates from the DOL and State Agency certified Registered Apprentice Program, he or she earns a certified portable credential accepted by industries and employers across the U.S.

The groundwork of the Registered Apprentice program is the TIA Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) Program. When an individual successfully completes the RAP, they enter the workforce having earned the industry's leading professional designation, the CTB.

Use this ROI Calculator from the U.S. Department of Commerce below to find out how the TIA Apprenticeship program can impact your business:

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By registering to become an Apprenticeship Employer, you can take advantage of benefits such as:

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Tax Credits + Work Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding from Your State's Workforce Investment Board
  • No-Cost Technical Assistance

Core components of the TIA apprenticeship program

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