An Apprenticeship Program
WHAT IS APPRENTICESHIP?
Apprenticeship is career education combining extensive on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. An apprenticeship usually lasts four years. During this time, the apprentice works under the supervision and guidance of a skilled craftsperson.
Each apprentice is required to attend classroom training where he or she learns the theory and technical aspect of the construction trade. Classes are held two nights each week for 2.5 hours each night. Use of tools, safety, job terminology, codes, etc. are included in the classroom training. Apprentices learn how and why something is done.
ON THE JOB TRAINING
Apprentices are full-time employees and earn a wage while in training. An apprentice’s pay generally starts at about 50 percent of the experienced craftsperson and increases throughout the apprenticeship.
ABC San Diego wants to help you plan and realize your goals. Apprenticeship training gives construction workers a considerable advantage over those trained by informal means. Advantages include: