Apprenticeship is a work force training concept designed to prepare an individual for occupations in the skilled trades and crafts. Apprenticeship programs have withstood the test of time as a way to effectively train workers in a skilled trade or craft. These programs are similar to college and can take from one to as many as seven years to complete depending on which trade or craft is chosen.
An Apprentice is an individual who develops marketable job skills in a structured training program who possess the aptitude, physical condition and desire to succeed in a specific trade or craft. Apprentices work with experienced journeypersons on the job and receive an hourly wage and other benefits while learning their chosen trade or craft. On the job training is supplemented by classroom instruction.
Apprenticeship programs are operated under the authority of Joint Apprenticeship Committees (JAC) or Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATC) composed of an equal number of employer and union representatives. Authority is established in an Apprenticeship Labor Standards Agreement adopted by the JAC or JATC. These standards contain rules and regulations for conducting an apprenticeship program and detail the duties and responsibilities of the local JAC or JATC.
There are approximately 650 individuals enrolled as Automotive Apprentices across Northern California working full-time and attending automotive-related classes at a community college. Automotive Apprentices can work in the field of Auto & Truck Mechanics, Auto Body, Auto Paint, Truck and Trailer Repair, Service Advisor, Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Part Counter Person.
Automotive Trades Apprenticeship Program
8130 Baldwin Street
Oakland, California 94621-1905
Apprenticeship Applications will be accepted Monday through Thursday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Phone: Oakland – (510) 569-8450
Fax:Oakland – (510) 569-8452
Phone:San Jose – (408) 291-2540
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Congratulations to Long Beach waterfront apprentices — now journeymen!
On Friday, February 10, 2022, five IAM apprentices received their official State of California Department of Industrial Relations Apprenticeship Council Certification of Completion. They also received the IAM Certification of Completion of Apprenticeship.
At the event, which was held at the SSA PCT Terminal in Long Beach, Area Director Kevin Kucera explained that SSA Terminals has an active apprenticeship program with Local 1484. “Typically, apprentices get about 8,000 hours of on-the-job training during the four-year term of their apprenticeship. They also take 144 hours of supplemental training classes at different community colleges each year. In this case, the apprentices at SSA received training with a special focus on the company’s needs for workers on the waterfront.”
There are approximately 200 individuals within District Lodge 190 enrolled as Automotive Apprentices across California; these members work full-time while attending automotive-related classes at a community college. Automotive Apprentices can work in the field of Auto & Truck Mechanics, Auto Body, Auto Paint, Truck and Trailer Repair, Service Advisor, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, and Parts Counter-Person.
Apprenticeship is a tried-and true training method that prepares individuals for occupations in the skilled trades and crafts. In addition to classroom training, apprentices work with experienced journeypersons on the job and receive an hourly wage and other benefits while learning their chosen trade or craft. Apprenticeship programs are operated under the authority of Joint Apprenticeship Committees (JAC) that’s composed of an equal number of employer and union representatives and are overseen by the California Apprenticeship Council.