Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are the gold-standard of “earn and learn” for workers and career seekers to achieve their career goals with competitive wages.

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An Apprentice Gets

  • A paying job; and,
  • On the job training; and,
  • Classroom instruction earning FREE college credit, either on or off campus; and,
  • A portable, nationally-recognized credential in an industry.

 

Apprenticeship Occupations

  • Construction trades,
  • Healthcare,
  • Appliance repair and installation,
  • Advanced manufacturing,
  • Information Technology (IT),
  • And much more. 
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Become an Apprentice

Apprenticeship opportunities are offered through employers or program sponsors and apprenticeship courses are limited to registered apprentices. Follow these step to become one.

STEP 1: Review the program sponsor list and find an occupation you'd like to pursue.

STEP 2: To apply, contact the program sponsor from the list below and get accepted into their program.

STEP 3: The program will set up your on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

Precision Manufacturing, Machine Tooling

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Check out the LLNL Apprenticeship on YouTube
Livermore, CA  94501

Burglar & Fire Alarm Technician

Western Burglar & Fire Alarm Association
333 Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(800) 809-0280 

Electrician (Inside Wireman)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
14600 Catalina St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Training Location: Local 595, Alameda County, Net Zero Training Center
 
Associated Builders & Contractors of San Diego, Inc.
13825 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4700

Electronic Systems Technician

Associated Builders & Contractors of San Diego, Inc.
13825 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4700

Pipefitter

Associated Builders & Contractors of San Diego, Inc.
13825 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4700

Plumber

Associated Builders & Contractors of San Diego, Inc.
13825 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4700

Roofer

Independent Roofing Contractors of California
1408 W. Main St., Ste. D
Ripon, CA 95366
(209) 253-4004

Sheet Metal Worker

Associated Builders & Contractors of San Diego, Inc.
13825 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4700

Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 483
2549 Barrington Ct.
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 782-9483

Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 709
12140 Rivera Rd.
Whittier, CA 90606
(562) 698-9909

Telecommunications Worker

CWA District Nine Telecommunications Apprenticeship Program
720 Charcot Ave.
San Jose, CA  95131
(408) 947-0563

Community Health Worker

Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership/
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency 
1000 San Leandro Blvd. Ste 200 
San Leandro, CA 94577 
(510) 618-2032

Optician

California State Society for Opticians
(805) 351-2882

Automotive Repair & Machinist

Joint Apprenticeship Committees of No. Calif.
10260 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland CA 94605
(510) 545-9555