Apprenticeship Training - Earn While You Learn:
Apprenticeship training is a method of training individuals using a combination of on-the-job skills development and classroom/lab related instruction. There are both union and non-union programs. Apprenticeship training programs in Florida operate in accordance with federal laws, and with state laws and rules. Apprenticeship training offers the individual a chance to "earn while you learn." In addition to a paid 40 hour on-the-job training work week under the supervision of a journeyperson, apprentice trainees are required to attend related training on selected evenings and/or weekends. Apprenticeship training programs vary in length.
Wage increases are granted as the apprentice gains time in training and acquires experience. Apprenticeship training programs vary in length from three to five years.
Atlantic Technical Center serves as the Apprenticeship LEA (Local Educational Agency) for Broward County Public Schools, and coordinates the largest apprenticeship training program in Florida.
Apprenticeship Training Programs at Broward County Public Schools include:
A/C, Refrigeration & Heating Technology (union & non-union)
Brick & Block Masonry (union & non-union)
Carpentry (union & non-union)
Commercial Sign Design and Fabrication
Electrician (union & non-union)
Electric Line Service and Repair (union & non-union)
Elevator Constructor / Mechanic
Fire Sprinkler System Technology
Heavy Equipment Operations
Industrial Machinery Maintenance
Painting / Decorating (union & non-union)
Plumbing Technology (union & non-union)
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Structural Steel Work
Surveying & Mapping
Upon completion of an Apprenticeship program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may be able to transfer college credits to Broward Community College toward an AS Degree.
For more information, call the Apprenticeship Training office today!