What is an Apprenticeship?
In a formal construction Apprenticeship program, most of which are four years in duration, apprentices learn from experienced craft professionals On-The-Job (OJT) and in the classroom.
Apprentices usually complete their OJT work during the day with the classroom instruction being held at night. Typically, apprentices spend two 3-4-hour sessions in the evening per week in the classroom. Apprentices spend at least 144 hours in classroom instruction each year of their apprenticeship program.
Apprentices must be hired by companies who participate in our Apprentice program and they receive wages in that capacity for their work on their job. Wages start at 50-65% of a seasoned worker/journeyworker’s wage, which increases incrementally as they progress through the apprenticeship program.
Apprentice trainees have a unique education where they learn theories and concepts in class and are immediately able to apply them and develop their skills at work. Apprenticeship - “Earn while you Learn!”