Apprenticeship programs offer a debt-free pathway to family-sustaining careers. The average starting salary for an apprentice is $60,000 per year, roughly $20,000 higher than the average salary in Philadelphia. Additionally, workers who start in apprenticeship programs make, on average, $300,000 more over the span of their careers. As you can see, there are significant benefits to choosing to apprenticeship. Learn everything you need to know to apply for an apprenticeship program in Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson’s 2021 Apprenticeship Guidebook: