What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a model of workforce training that allows employees to earn while they learn. These programs generally last from one to six years and include a combination of on-the-job training and formal classroom instruction. Registered apprentices earn progressively increasing wages and an industry-recognized credential. Apprenticeships can be overseen either by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship or by a State Apprenticeship Agency, while employers and other sponsors administer individual apprenticeship programs. The apprenticeship system is evolving to meet the needs of today’s—and tomorrow’s—economy. The two significant goals that have emerged involve broadening the roles of apprenticeship partners and increasing college credit earned through apprenticeships. Community colleges are natural partners in these efforts because apprenticeship programs offer a way to stay relevant to the future of work and education at a time of declining enrollment in technical programs (Browning, Nickoli 2017)
Please find apprenticeship opportunities from local and regional Union and Trade Associations below.
- Bay Area Community College Consortium: Apprenticeship Programs (New and continuously being updated)
- Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc.
- Northern California Sound & Communication Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC)
- The RPM Apprenticeship Program
- Laney College JVS Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Program
- Northern California Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program