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