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Building and Construction Trades Apprenticeship Job Fair



Diesel Technician

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 9:00 am - 12 noon

Employers from Independent Electrical Contractors Florida West Coast Chapters, Plumbers and Pipefitters U.A. Local 123 and Fire Protection Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 821 will be on-hand to interview applicants for apprenticeships in commercial electrician, plumbing and pipefitting, and fire sprinkler protection

The HCC Apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the skills of the trade, and completes classroom related instruction in the evening or on weekends.

There are no tuition or fees for the classroom related instruction. The apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.

The Apprenticeship programs employ a traditional “earn and learn” model in which the apprentices are paid an hourly wage by a sponsoring employer while they learn a trade. Apprentices receive a structured pay scale and incremental wage increases as they become more knowledgeable and skilled on the job. There are both union and non-union Apprenticeship programs.

Upon completion of the training program, an apprentice is issued a nationally-recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the State of Florida.

Apprenticeship Training Program Areas (Click each link for program details)

The Apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program.

The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to:

  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency,
  • hold a valid driver license,
  • have reliable transportation to the jobsite and classroom and
  • be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade.

Apprentice programs are not open access.  Please contact the Apprenticeship Agencies listed below for more information on how to enroll in a program.

Apprenticeship Agency Contacts

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)

Nick Nowell, PMP
Director of Education and Safety
ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Phone: 813.879.8064
Fax: 813.876.1970

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)

IEC Florida Westcoast Chapter

Local Union (LU) 821

Brian Tenn
Phone: 561.422.9821 ext.4

Local Union (LU) 123

Sheila Manning
Phone: 813.754.4054

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