Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Program List

Registered Apprenticeship Programs offers employers in every industry the tools to develop a highly skilled workforce which will help grow their business. For businesses, Registered Apprenticeship has gained traction as a vehicle for quickly and affordably building a quality work force. Read more about the advantages from an Aspen Institute Study. For veterans, the Registered Apprenticeship Program offers opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers. Consider the information below; 

- Securing employment as a registered apprentice gives you the ability to earn full-time wages and collect a monthly GI Bill check for the duration of your apprentice training period.

- GI Bill payments start out higher at the beginning and decrease over time as apprentice wages increase.

- The sponsoring employer certifies the veteran’s work hours monthly, which triggers the GI Bill payment.

If you are a Home Base Iowa business who offers a veteran apprenticeship program, please complete  this online form to highlight your program in the list below.

Below is a list of Home Base Iowa businesses which have an established veteran registered apprenticeship program in Iowa. You can search by company name, city, county or primary industry. Statewide businesses may include the term "statewide" for city and/or county.


Company Name Cities Served Counties Served Primary Industry Company Website
Carpenter and Millwright Apprenticeship Sioux City, Cedar Rapids Woodbury,Linn Construction Carpenters and Joiners
Central Iowa Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Des Moines, Fort Dodge Polk, Warren, Dallas, Madison, Webster Production & Manufacturing; Construction; Installation, Repair & Maintance Central Iowa Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Website
Des Moines Electrical Apprenticeship Des Moines, Fort Dodge Polk, Webster Electrical, Telecommunications
Interstates Construction Sioux Center, Fort Dodge & Sioux City. Sioux, Webster & Woodbury Industrial Construction & Maintenance.
Iowa Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training All counties in the State of Iowa except: Scott, Clinton, Cedar, Muscatine, Des Moines, Lousia and Lee counties All counties in the State of Iowa except: Scott, Clinton, Cedar, Muscatine, Des Moines, Lousia and Lee counties Heavy Equipment Operaters on construction projects
Iron Workers Local 67 Des Moines Polk Iron Workers Iowa Workers Local 67 Website
MidAmerican Energy Company Des Moines Polk Energy MidAmerican Energy Company Website
Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training Program Indianola Statewide, Warren Electrical line construction, traffic signal, substation construction. Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship Program Website
Murphy Tower Service, LLC Carlisle Warren Wireless Telecommunications
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 33 JATC Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Waukee, Indianola, Urbandale, Altoona Polk, Madison, Dallas, Warren Plumbing, Welding, HVAC/R, Pipefitting Local 33 Training Center Apprenticeship Application
Schneider Statewide Statewide Transportation & Logistics
Thompson Truck and Trailer Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Decorah, Dubuque, Waterloo Linn, Scott, Winneshiek, Dubuque, Black Hawk Transportation
TMC Transportation Statewide Statewide Transportation
UPS Inc. Ames Red Oak Marshalltown Gurthrie Center Des Moines Mason City Fort Dodge Waterloo Creston Sioux City Spencer Denison Dubuque Story Montgomery Marshall Guthrie Polk Cerro Gordo Webster Blackhawk Union Clay Crawford Dubuque Woodbury Johnson Linn Scott Logistics, Transportation