Apprentices who receive related technical instruction from colleges complete credit-bearing coursework which may be utilized towards completion of a degree. Each apprenticeship is unique and may result in short-term or long-term certificates, industry credentials, or associate’s degrees.  However, apprenticeships are employer driven and the employer and sponsor always have the right to determine where their apprentices will receive training. Some registered apprenticeship opportunities include classroom instruction provided by apprenticeship training centers, technical schools, and even distance learning.