ABC NorCal Apprenticeship Program FAQ

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ABC NorCal Apprenticeship Program FAQ

  1. 1. ABC NorCal Apprenticeship Program FAQ Updated 1.25.2014 Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  2. 2. What is an apprenticeship? • Apprenticeship is a unique learning experience that combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction. • On-the-job training allows individuals to earn wages while gaining real-world experience. Classroom instruction teaches theory and skill development in a controlled learning environment. Combined, the two instruction processes create a knowledgeable and experienced worker. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  3. 3. Which approved apprenticeship programs does ABC NorCal offer? ABC NorCal is the sponsor of five state and federally approved apprenticeship programs in the carpentry, construction craft laborer, electrical, painting, and plumbing trades. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  4. 4. How much does it cost? • There are no tuition fees for apprentices. • Once accepted into the program, you will need to purchase the required tools for your trade. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  5. 5. Do I need to have experience to apply? No. Apprenticeship is a paid learning and training opportunity. You will learn all necessary job skills through on-the-job and classroom training. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  6. 6. What if I have experience in the trade? • If you have at least one year of verifiable experience in the trade you are applying for, you may request to take the placement test. • If you take the placement test and pass with the minimum required score, you may be placed in the program at a higher level. • Should you pass the entire program’s placement test, once registered in the program, you must complete a minimum of six months of the program in order to receive credit and recognition as a graduate from the ABC NorCal Apprenticeship Program. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Email: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | Phone: 925.960.8511 | Fax: 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300
  7. 7. If I currently work for a contractor, can I continue to work for the company as an apprentice? • ABC NorCal contractor members who are approved to train apprentices may sponsor existing employees into ABC NorCal’s Apprenticeship Program. • Sponsoring is approved on a case-by-case basis by the Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee (UAC) and is not guaranteed. Sponsorship consideration requires a completed application with the sponsoring company’s information. • You must complete the entire application process. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  8. 8. When should I submit my application?  Anytime. Applications are accepted year-round for every program.  Your submitted application will only be approved if it includes all of the required documentation. We cannot process incomplete applications; an incomplete application will delay your acceptance process. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  9. 9. How long does the application process take and what are the steps? • Applicants must pass each step of the process as determined by the UAC to be accepted into the program. This timeline of each step is based primarily on the need for apprentices in the industry. • The application process may include the following: • Written exam • Interview • Orientation • Drug Screening Click here to apply online today! Questions? Email: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | Phone: 925.960.8511 | Fax: 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300
  10. 10. When will I attend school? • Your class schedule will be determined once you have successfully started the apprenticeship program and have been dispatched to your first contractor. • Classes are held in one- or two-week blocks throughout the year and are generally held Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • You will attend a few mandatory training sessions on Saturdays. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  11. 11. Where will I attend school? Are there any other locations in Northern California besides the Livermore Training Facility? • Carpentry, construction craft laborer, electrical, and painting classes are held at the ABC NorCal Livermore Training Facility. • Plumbing classes are held at the ABC NorCal Sacramento Plumbing Training Facility. • Several of the mandatory certifications will be held offsite throughout Northern California. • There are no other training facilities besides the ones outlined above. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  12. 12. Where will I work? • You may be placed with various contractors in your area in order to gain varied on-the-job training experience. All construction jobs generally require travel to and from jobsites. • You can be dispatched anywhere in Northern California. • You will be dispatched to projects based on your physical address on file with the ABC NorCal office. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  13. 13. How will I find work? • You will be dispatched by the ABC NorCal office to an approved-to-train contractor with a project located within your area of residence. • Note: The ABC NorCal Apprenticeship Program is not a job placement service; it is an apprenticeship training program that allows you to earn while you learn. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  14. 14. What are the starting wages for my trade? • The rate of pay for apprentices is determined by the State of California and the Department of Labor and varies by trade. Wages depend on various factors such as the county the project is located and the bid advertisement date for the project. • Note: Apprentice wage calculation is a topic covered during the apprentice’s first class: the Rules and Regulations class. Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild
  15. 15. How do I apply? • Visit our website and apply directly online (links for each trade are located on the left). Click here to apply online today! Questions? Contact: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (p) 925.960.8511 | (f) 925.416.0974 ABC NorCal| 4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | abcnorcal.org | #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhatyoubuild

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