Frequently Asked Questions
Common Questions Asked About The Apprenticeship Program
How Long Is The Apprenticeship
5 years. 2 days a week 630pm to 930pm and every other Saturday from 7am to 5pm, September to April.
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.
What Is The Cost Of Tuition
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 is The Pay
Pay is based on a percentage of the contracted journeyman rate. Currently $33.25 for 2023
First Year: 55% Second Year: 60% Third Year: 70% Fourth Year: 80% Fifth Year: 90%
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
Are Benefits Available
Yes. After 800 hours, Health insurance starts. You have two Retirement plans, Health insurance, Dental and Eye allotment.
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