AGC Apprenticeship


Apprentice Information
What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training consists of 1) a combination of on-the-job training, plus 2) related education. All registered apprentices would become full-time employees of a construction company and learning their trade on daily basis. Since apprentices are employees, they are earning income while they are learning.

The second requirement is related education. Apprentices must attend classes two nights per week for a minimum 24 weeks out of the year.

The entire program lasts between 2-4 years depending on the trade, and upon completion/graduation, the AGC and state of California award a certificate that is recognized throughout the industry as a valid indicator of high quality training, signifying that the apprentice has completed an apprenticeship program which meets the industry standards of occupational proficiency.

ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter, Inc.'s Joint Apprenticeship Committee is accepting applications on a continuous basis for its open shop (non-union) apprenticeship program in the following crafts:

•  CARPENTER
•  CEMENT MASON
•  DRYWALL FINISHER
•  DRYWALL LATHER
•  HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
•  LABORER
•  PAINTER

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Age: 18 years of age - no maximum age
Education: Proof of high school diploma or GED.
Physical: Good physical condition (physical exam and drug test may be required)
Transportation: Must be able to consistently get to and from work and school

•  Applicants must provide the following documents when applying: proof of high school diploma or GED and employment verification as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Most employers also conduct pre-employment drug testing.


DOES IT PAY TO BE AN APPRENTICE?
Some of the apprenticeship training benefits:

•  Paid employment while training for a career.
•  Regular salary increases as job skills increase.
•  Supervised on-the-job training and academic instruction in the classroom. Learning the "why" along with the "how" of the trade.
•  Upward mobility within the chosen field, rather than a dead-end job.
•  Ability to compete more effectively in the job market after learning marketable skill.
•  Completion of an apprenticeship program opens a lifetime of economic opportunities.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CONTRACTORS - ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING MINORITIES AND WOMEN, ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Please contact one of our three training centers in San Diego, Riverside, or Orange County.


NOTE: Application for the Apprenticeship Program is not to be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment with the AGC, or any other contractor, company, or entity.