Due to their popularity, apprenticeship programs aren’t always available for everyone. The minimum age requirement for participation in the Apprenticeship program is 18, and candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. If you’re under 18, you might qualify for a pre-apprenticeship program and graduate into the Apprenticeship program on your 18th birthday. If you do not have your high school diploma or GED, let us refer you to a program. You can still work full time in a great job, obtain the GED and then move into an Apprenticeship program.
Acceptance to the apprenticeship program, and continuation in the program, depends on several critical factors and graduating through the program requires proficiency, the ability to complete tasks as described, and the physical ability to do the job.
Apprentices may be required to pay for some of their upfront costs. For example, even though training is paid, you might be required to purchase uniforms, work boots, basic tool kit, and safety equipment, such as goggles and gloves. Apprentices should also count on paying for their own transportation to and from any classroom training or applicable job sites.