This week is National Apprenticeship Week, and for Workforce Wednesday KTVA's Daybreak is taking a look at registered apprenticeships.

John Hakala and Jackie Garcia with the State Office of Apprenticeship visited Daybreak Wednesday.

"Registered apprenticeship," John said, "is a skills-based training system that combines structured, on-the-job learning with related technical instruction."

Employers take on apprentices in many fields, such as construction, health care, manufacturing, information technology, energy, transportation, mining and education.

Pay can vary across the spectrum of work found as an apprentice, but on average apprentices can expect $16.50 an hour, with the chance to increase that pay scale with experience. A benefit of apprenticeship is that you earn while you learn, receiving practical education in the occupational field.

If you need help finding an apprenticeship, or getting started in any career featured on Workforce Wednesday, contact Martha Peck with the Alaska Process Industries Career Consortium at 907-770-5250.