Aspiring Apprentices

Apprentices will generally work the same hours as fully proficient workers (journeyworkers), except that no apprentice will be allowed to work overtime if it interferes with attendance in related instruction classes. Apprentices who do not complete the required hours of OJL during a given segment will have the term of that segment extended until they have required number of hours of training.

Apprentices will be paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages

Age

Minimum qualifications required by sponsor for persons entering the apprenticeship program, with an eligible starting age not less than 16 years.

Education

A high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) equivalency or other high school equivalency credential is required, or completion of an accredited associate or bachelor degree program. Applicant must provide an official transcript(s) for high school and an post-high school education. Applicant must submit the GED certificate or other high school equivalency credential if applicable.

Physical

Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.

Applicants may be required to pass a background check, physical agility test, fitness test, or screen for the current illegal use of drugs upon acceptance into the program and prior to being employed.

Background