Building and Construction Trades Apprenticeship Career Fair

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Event Details

November 6, 2019  
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
HCC Dale Mabry Campus 
Student Services Building, Rooms 108–112

4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33614

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

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