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Workforce Apprenticeship Program

Looking to enter or re-enter the workforce with new skills? Our program is designed to provide you with the additional training you need. Throughout the program, you'll receive frequent check-ins and one-on-one coaching while collaborating closely with HETRA staff to identify your goals. Upon completion, HETRA will provide you with a certificate and a detailed description of the skills you've gained, helping you take the next step in your career. Join us today and take the first step towards a brighter future!


The program is open to individuals 16 years of age or older that are capable of following strict safety precautions and are able to be self-directed while working on provided tasks.

We are happy to provide on the job apprenticeship in areas related to:

This is a non-paying apprenticeship and is offered free of charge, but requires the following level of commitment:

  • Must complete a detailed application and be accepted into the program.
  • Must attend a scheduled tour of our facility in Gretna, NE
  • Be able to provide a consistent, on-site schedule (no virtual component)
  • Must select from our pre-determined hourly commitment levels.

We offer a variety of commitment levels that provide great experience in our industry.

If you cannot commit to at least 40 hours, we encourage you to explore our volunteer options.  You will still get a great insight to how our organization operates, with a more flexible schedule. Click here to see our volunteer opportunities.

If you are a professional in the EAS industry or a therapy professional looking for further development, please see our Mentoring Services.

If more assistance is needed for work-related tasks either due to a disability or other area of need, we are happy to provide alternative options for programming. Please reach out to Diane Bemis, OTR/L at to inquire more.

Get started with an application now! 

Your application will be reviewed by the HETRA staff.  Please note that application does not constitute acceptance into our Workforce Apprenticeship Program.

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