Apprenticeship Training – Earn While You Learn:
Apprenticeship is a method of training individuals in a trade using a combination of on-the-job skills development and classroom/lab related instruction. There are both union and non-union programs. Apprenticeship training programs in Florida operate in accordance with federal and state laws and rules. Apprenticeship training offers the individual a chance to “earn while you learn.” In addition to a paid 40 hour on-the-job training work week under the supervision of a journeyperson, apprentices are required to attend related training on selected evenings and/or weekends.
Wage increases are granted as the apprentice gains time in training and acquires experience.
Apprenticeship training programs vary in length depending on the trade and can take from three to five years to complete.
Atlantic Technical College serves as the Apprenticeship LEA (Local Educational Agency) for Broward County Public Schools, and coordinates the largest apprenticeship training program in Florida.
The Council on Occupational Education (COE) does not accredit avocational programs such as ESOL, ABE, GED® Test Preparation, AAAE, or Apprenticeship. In addition, these programs do not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.
Apprenticeship Training Programs at Broward County Public Schools include:
|A/C, Refrigeration & Heating Technology||561-842-1063||561-842-1063
|Brick & Block Masonry||561-400-6345|
|Commercial Sign, Design & Fabrication||561-842-1063|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||954-434-8309|
|Industrial Machinery Maintenance (Piledrivers)||954-739-9200|
|Industrial Pipefitter (Sprinkler Fitter)||561-422-9821 x 2||561-842-1063|
|Maintenance Repairer, Building||954-556-4100 x1405|
|Structural Steel Work/Ironworker||954-524-3352
Upon completion of an Apprenticeship program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may be able to transfer college credits to Broward College toward an AS Degree.
For more information, call the Apprenticeship Training office today!