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1 Apprenticeship Education and Training Center
Good The Georgetown campus of South Seattle Community College Apprenticeship Education and Training Center

2 The Apprenticeship Advantage
WA-ACTE Conference August 7, 2012 Lauren Hadley South Seattle Community College Georgetown Apprenticeship and Education Center

3 The apprenticeship model has been around a very long time.
In Egypt, Greece and Rome there are recodes of artisans teaching their crafts to children. Some famous apprentices in our history books are Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin.

4 Apprenticeship is: Training to become a skilled worker – journey level
Working while learning On-the-job training (OJT) Related supplemental instruction (RSI) Supervised by journey-level crafts person or trade professional

5 Apprenticeship is: Partnership between management, labor and government. A unique way to earn a college-level education while earning a living and fringe benefits at the same time. Apprenticeship is a career opportunity!

6 The Value of Apprenticeship
As an apprentice, you are an active participant in a team effort “I did that” Livable wage Skilled trade with career growth

7 Earn while you learn As an apprentice, you “earn while you learn.” Many apprentices complete their training with no out of pocket expenses.

8 What occupations offer apprenticeship?
Bricklayers Carpenters Drywallers Electricians Glaziers Heavy Equipment Operators Ironworkers Laborers Linemen Painters Plumbers Roofers Sheet Metal Workers AND SO MUCH MORE! There are 116 industries that offer apprenticeships

9 How to find out more: Glaziers
Go to Let’s see what we can find out about Glaziers

10 Glazier

11 Glazer Job Description Work in all sections of construction. Prepare and install various types of glass, mirrors, shower doors, windows, storefronts, metal revolving doors and automatic doors. Wages Beginning apprentices start at approximately $18.65 per hour, 55 percent of the journey-level wage ($33.57 per hour). Upon successful completion of required class work and on-the-job hours, wages increase, usually every six months, until the journey-level rate is achieved.

12 Glazier Length of Apprenticeship The apprenticeship lasts four years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 160 related classroom hours per year and 8,000 on-the-job training hours. Minimum Qualifications Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and be physically fit to perform the duties.

13 Who should apprentice? Ask these questions of your students:
Are you a kinesthetic learner? Do you like working with other people? Do you like doing “hands-on” activities? Are you good at problem solving? Are you willing to work hard for your goals? Are you dependable? Can other people count on you? Do you want to learn skills that will give you a good career? Do you want to get paid while you learn your job?

14 How to apply? Apply during an application opening period. Varies by trade. Applicants can find apprenticeship opening announcements by contacting the apprenticeship office of the occupation they are interested in. Announcements contain the details about the application process.

15 Typical application process
Submit application in person. Orientation/entrance requirements Interview Math test (level varies by trade) Physical test Driver’s License Combined score places applicant on list Top scorers are called first when apprenticeship is identified

16 On the Job Training Students spend the majority of your time working on real job sites, under the supervision of journey level workers. As a valued team member, apprentices learn the ins and outs of the trade

17 Classroom Training Apprentices attend related classroom training. Each trade’s program has their own requirements. Some apprentices can earn credit toward an Associates Degree.

18 How much does classroom training cost?
It varies depending on the occupation – in some cases the apprentice pays for classroom training, and many times training is free or paid for by their union. Apprentices pay ½ tuition

19 How long is an apprenticeship?
Typically, apprenticeships last three to five years, depending on industry requirements.

20 How much will I get paid? The average starting wage of an apprentice is about 50 percent of a journey workers rate of pay. Apprentices usually earn a five % raise every six months if training and school performance is satisfactory.

21 Sample Career Progression
Engineer/Construction Management/Owner $75,000 yr and up Superintendent/Estimator/Project Management $40,000 – 70,000/yr Company Foreman $27/hr Journey Level Trades Person $25/hr Apprentice $10 – 24/hr Helper $8 – 10/hr

22 How can students prepare?
Apprenticeships can be competitive. Build your hands on skills Entry-level trade-related job Construction-related volunteer work Hobbies that require the use of tools A strong background in math and science A strong work ethic Letters of recommendation Be on time – 15 minutes early

23 Improve your qualifications
Education – math, science, and trade-related classes Pre-Apprenticeship Hands on experience – paid or volunteer work

24 Resources
A Parent’s Guide to Apprenticeships

25 Georgetown Tours Questions?

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