Apprenticeship Overview
Updated On: Dec 09, 2020
Apprenticeship, the "original four year degree" , has been used around the world for centuries as a means of training skilled craftpersons. It is an "earn while you learn" program where you are paid to learn a trade or occupation. Apprenticeship combines paid work experience working for employers under the supervision of journey-level workers, known as On the Job Training (OJT) combined with classroom training dealing with the technical details of the occupation, known as Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI).

Apprentices are paid a percentage of the journey-level wage rate based on how many hours of OJT and RSI that they have completed. Each increase in progression brings an automatic increase in wages. Additionally, most apprenticeable occupations also provide guaranteed health and retirement benefits. Union building trades apprentices generally receive the same rate of pay and contributions into the same health and retirement programs at every employer that they work for - they are always covered by the same benefit plans as they change jobs.

Our program offers:

  • Complete Training
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Retirement Plans
  • Better Earnings WHILE you are learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Lasting Career


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