Building Trades Career Fair
Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Dale Mabry Campus, DTEC Courtyard, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614
John Meeks at email@example.com
Employers from Associated Builders and Contractors, 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 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.