Apprenticeship programs give workers high-quality on-the-job training and classroom instruction.
Use these tools and resources to become an apprentice, start a program, or manage an existing program.
Apprenticeship programs give workers high-quality on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Find a program, learn more, or start a program
What We Do
Led by Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, the Bureau of Labor and Industries protects employment rights, advances employment opportunities, and protects access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination for all Oregonians.
It also regulates and supports apprenticeship programs to develop Oregon’s workforce.
The four principle duties of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) are to:
- Protect the rights of workers and individuals to equal, non-discriminatory treatment through the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws that apply to workplaces, housing and public accommodations
- Encourage and enforce compliance with state laws relating to wages, hours, terms and conditions of employment
- Educate and train employers to understand and comply with both wage and hour and civil rights law
- Promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through the apprenticeship program and through partnerships with government, labor, business, and educational institutions.
For all Oregonians
We protect and defend Oregonians’ civil rights. We investigate civil rights violations at work, when finding a home, and in public places around the state.
We ensure employees are paid what they earn. We enforce laws related to minimum wage, overtime, terms and conditions of employment and prevailing wage rates on public works projects. We also help workers recover wages owed by an employer.
Our Technical Assistance for Employers Program (TA) provides a variety of guidance and services to help employees follow the law. This includes statewide public seminars; customized, on-site trainings; employment law manuals and publications; and an assistance hotline that responds to questions from employers via phone and email.
Apprenticeship and training
Apprenticeships are paid, on-the-job training programs that give Oregonians pathways to family wage jobs. Promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through the apprenticeship program and through partnerships with government, labor, business, and educational institutions.
Trainings for apprenticeship programs
Trainings are available for apprenticeship programs and adminstrators to help you manage your Oregon program.
Current training offerings include…
Program Operations for New Programs/New Administrators:
This training is designed to help new programs and those new to administering registered apprenticeship programs understand the regulatory requirements that govern the Oregon apprenticeship training system. All newly registered committees and new program administrators are required to take this training.
This training will provide:
- Guidance on the requirements for all registered apprenticeship programs in the State of Oregon
- The fundamentals of the registration, movement, and completion of apprentices in the apprenticeship system
- Best practices in apprentice, training agent, and committee management
Oregon Apprenticeship Tracking System (OATS)
The Oregon Apprenticeship Tracking System, or OATS, is a web application required to be used by registered apprenticeship programs to document all actions and activities throughout the life-cycles of apprentices, training agents, and committee members. OATS allows administrators and coordinators to have quick access to information about the status of apprentices and training agents as well as an overview of the demographics of their program(s).
Participants in this training will:
- Understand how the OATS program assists apprenticeship staff with the administration of their program
- Learn how to navigate the web-based OATS application
- Electronically manage apprentices, training agents, and committee members using OATS
Your Rights at Work
Oregon laws protect workers and ensure that you are paid for the work you do.
You get breaks and meal periods to rest during your shift, and sick time to care for yourself and your loved ones when you need it. If you have a child or someone in your family needs longer-term care, you can rest assured your job will be waiting for you when you return.
You’re protected from harassment and discrimination on the job (and in our state) — you can’t be treated differently because of your race, gender, disability, age, and other protected characteristics.