WETHERSFIELD — The state’s Department of Labor reminds employers that its apprenticeship program is available to help them train and develop trade skills of potential workers. These placed apprentices earn while learning through supervised, site-based vocational training, with an emphasis on building a strong employer-employee relationship. The program is offered through the department's Office of Apprenticeship Training. Employers who wish to become a program sponsor are matched with expert consultants who provide technical assistance, monitoring and other services. In addition to the possibility of adding to its customized workforce and other workplace advantages, a company that trains apprentices for the manufacturing trades could be eligible for a corporate-tax credit. For more information, contact the Office of Apprenticeship Training at 860-263-6000.