Earn While You Learn

For nearly 50 years, NEFBA has offered a quality construction apprenticeship program for the construction workforce to meet the needs of our community’s industry employers and workforce to enhance the quality of life in Northeast Florida.


Construction is the 2nd Largest Industry in Florida

The construction industry is the 2nd largest and most important industry in Northeast Florida, today. New homes, commercial and industrial developments are being built at record rates. Skilled construction workers are needed now more than ever to fulfill the demands of the area’s growth. With the increased projection of retirements of the current workforce, it is projected that job opportunities will rise steadily over the next decade alongside development in our area.

Study With The Best in the Industry

The program gives the apprentice the opportunity to work “hands on” beside the best skilled professionals in the area, on site and in real world situations. The knowledge learned in the textbook comes to life while on the job.

Tuition-Free Training

There are no tuition fees for apprentices in registered apprenticeship programs in the state of Florida. The tuition for the classroom instruction is paid by the employer. The only out of pocket expense for the apprentice are for books, required polo shirt for classes, and testing fees, which range from $150-$175 each year.

Earn While You Learn

The apprentice is paid an hourly wage while receiving on-the-job training supplemented with classroom instruction two nights a week. This gives the apprentice the ability to enter the workforce immediately while continuing his/her education at the same time. There is a gradual increasing wage scale of 5% every 6 months while you learn.

Free Job Placement

Receive career counseling and free job placement assistance throughout the entire 4 year program.



Carpentry is known as one of the most well-established trades within the construction industry and continues to be in high demand for employment.


Electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems for our homes, businesses and factories.


Plumbing is a rapid-growing trade, with Florida having the fourth-highest employment rate for plumbers in the country. Plumbing technicians design, install, and repair sewage, drainage and potable water systems.

Sheet Metal

Sheet metal workers cut and mold sheets of metal into products for installing and repairing ventilation and air ducts. They also construct airplanes, automobiles and billboards.


In the state of Florida where temperatures are often warmer year-round, expert HVAC workers will always be needed. HVAC employers need technicians who think on their feet with strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.