An apprenticeable occupation is one that is specified by an industry and that must:
- Involve skills that are customarily learned in a practical way through a structured, systematic program of on-the-job supervised learning;
- Be clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout an industry;
- Involve the progressive attainment of manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge which, in accordance with the industry standard for the occupation, would require the completion of at least 2,000 hours of OJT to attain; and
- Require related instruction to supplement OJT.
(Source: DOL/OA, 2010)