What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed
to prepare individuals for occupation in skilled trades and
crafts. It combines on-the-job training under the
supervision of experienced journeyman workers with related
classroom instruction. Apprentices who successfully complete
the prescribed number of hours of training in a registered
apprenticeship program are awarded certificates of
What Does Apprenticeship Offer?
Workers who complete apprenticeship programs can expect to
hold good jobs at good pay. Their skills are a source of
personal satisfaction as well as employment security.
Statistics show that graduates earn higher wages, have more
stable work records, and are promoted sooner and more often
than workers who have not been trained through
All apprentices receive FREE 5 years of related instruction
at the Local 520 Training Center as a registered apprentice
with the US Department of Labor Bureau, of Apprenticeship
and Training. Apprentices also receive good pay and benefits
while working for the contractors they are sent to work with
by the Joint Apprentice Committee. At the successful
completion of the 5 years of instruction and on-the-job
training, each apprentice will be eligible to receive up to
32 college credits FREE. The college credits may be applied
to an Associate degree in a technical degree field relating
to construction. The Apprentice may take other required
courses to complete a degree on their own at a college while
serving an apprenticeship and use the apprenticeship credits
earned (after they complete the apprenticeship) to graduate
with an Associate degree at the same time they complete the
apprenticeship program. The only cost is for the courses the
college requires to complete the degree.
The Top 5 Reasons To Become An Apprentice:
1. For the serious learner, it is the best way to learn a
Trade or Craft.
2. You can earn a regular wage while you learn.
3. You are supervised on the job by journeymen.
4. An expert who is usually a journeyman teaches you in
5. You are taking steps necessary to become a journeyman
with the pay and prestige offered by the position.
How Much Are Apprentices Paid?
Apprentices in Local 520 start by earning fifty percent of
the journeyman worker's wage and receive yearly increases if
their progress is satisfactory.
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