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What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is occupational training that combines on-the-job experience with classroom instruction. Apprentices earn while they learn– their wages usually begin at 40% of the journeyman salary. Journeymen are individuals who have completed their training and hold industry certification.

Apprentices receive pay increases as they learn to perform more complex tasks. When they become a journeyman, they increase their chances of finding a well-paying job in the industry and may become supervisors or go into business for themselves.

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Common Questions Asked About The Apprenticeship Program

What Are The Minimum Educational Requirements?

 Minimum education requirements are HS diploma or equivalent and 18 years old.

What Is The Application Process

Fill out our application, attach required copies of driver’s license, SS card, birth certificate, high school diploma, high school transcripts. Once all required paperwork is submitted and you have a complete file, you are then placed on a out-of-work list, and as we get manpower request for jobs, we call in the order your application was received. Once placed with a contractor you can enter our apprenticeship.

What Type Of Apprenticeships Are Offered?

 The three main programs are pipefitting, plumbing and HVAC with many skill sets such as welding falling under these programs.

What Is The Cost Of Tuition

$1,100.00 Yearly

How Long Is The Apprenticeship

5 years to become a Journeyman. 2 days a week,  630pm to 930pm and every other Saturday from 7am to 5pm. September to April. Applicants can get credit from other schools or work experience by taking a hands on skill evaluation to determine credit to be given if any.

What Type Of Work Do Apprentices Do?

Apprentices will do many tasks directed by the Journeyman they work under in the pipefitting, plumbing and Hvac fields. This  could be as simple as fire watching or figuring a complicated offset or miter in a piping system.

Do I Get Paid While In The Apprenticeship

No. Apprentices are paid by a contractor to work during the day, and attend classes after work on their own time.

How Much Money Do Apprentices Earn?

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Where Are The Jobs

The jobs are located in the local 10 jurisdiction:  Richmond, Roanoke, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Danville, or anywhere in between. Local 10 covers about 75% of the state of Virginia.

Will I Be Required To Drive To These Jobs

It is the responsibility of the apprentice to get to and from work, as well as attend all required apprenticeship classes.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Job

That is based on work load of the contractors. As the man power requests come in, we fill the requests. Jobs can be for a day, a month, or longer,  it is all dependent on work load of our contractors.

What Tools Will I Need

Employees will supply the following hand tools:

  • 6′ rule
  • 25′ tape
  • channel locks
  • 9″ level
  • 10″ crescent wrench

Show up to work with these 5 tools, work boots, safety PPE