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CNMI Apprenticeship Program

An Apprenticeship is a unique long-term training program that allows job seekers to learn specialized skills for various trades.  In the CNMI, we are developing programs available that represent a wide variety of occupations.  After completing training, an apprentice becomes a journeyworker.  Journeyworkers can earn a substantially higher salary as well as pursue career goals of becoming an apprentice supervisor, contractor, or even set up your own business.

Benefits of Apprenticeship in the CNMI

Benefits for the Employer

  • Minimize liability costs through appropriate training of workers 
  • Increase retention of workers, during and following the apprenticeship
  • Improve productivity, profitability, and an employer’s bottom line 
  • Create flexible training options that ensure workers develop the right skills 
  • Generate highly skilled employees that compliment a more diverse workforce
  • Help your business address any critical or unexpected shortages of skilled labor
  • Start now with the transition from CW based workforce to US/local workforce as mandated by US Public Law 110-229

Benefits for the Employee

  • Learn from highly-trained and skilled journeymen
  • Reduce risk of injury while on the job through proper training
  • Throughout the duration of the program, you will receive periodic pay increases
  • Increased skills and knowledge pertaining to your profession
  • Receive “Certification of Completion” after satisfactory completion of the program
  • Receive nationally recognized credentials
  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship program, career advancement and substantially higher wages are imminent 

How do I join an Apprenticeship?

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Highschool graduate or GED
  • Be physically fit for occupation


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CNMI Department of Labor
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Joseph Villacrusis
Program Manager 
Phone: (670)664-1711

Lanie Cruz
Program Coordinator
Phone: (670)664-1712

Northern Marianas College State Apprenticeship Expansion Program
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Ashely Olarte
Program Manager 
Phone: (670)237-9203

Northern Marianas Technical Institute (NMTech)

Benjamin Babauta
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, NMTech
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Phone: (670)323-6608



The CNMI State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) Program under the Community Development Institute of the Northern Marianas College, closely aligns itself with the Northern Marianas Technical Institute, the CNMI Department of Labor, the CNMI Public School System, and the business community. The sole purpose of SAE is to create the infrastructure flow for apprenticeship in the CNMI.


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CNMI Apprenticeship Proclamation Signing

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