Transportation Career Programs
Automotive / Transportation apprenticeships are available in a number of industries – supporting transportation, automotive, bus, truck, diesel and electric vehicles to name just a few.
Apprenticeships consist of two to four years' on-the-job training in the workplace (employer’s shop) for hands-on learning during the day and attending a local community college for classroom learning during the evening for one or two nights a week – depending upon your program and class schedule. Upon completion of the apprenticeship on-the-job training and school requirements, you will receive a State Trade Certificate issued by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, State of California.
Apprentices – union or non-union – benefit by receiving employer paid training, wage advancement (according to the minimum wage schedule by trade/occupation category) and opportunities for career advancement.
The minimum age requirement for the program is 18 years; there is no maximum age for the program. In addition, you must have a high school diploma or have passed the GED exam. You must also have a valid California Drivers License and you must pass an entrance examination.
A new apprentice, just starting out, can expect to make 50% or more of the fully-experienced Journeyman wage – as determined by an average of all employers in your region. From there, you can expect rapid wage-advancement up to and sometimes beyond the fully experienced average wage, in accordance with (1) completing your 4-year program in good standing; and (2) maintaining your employment.
Choose a program to find out more about what courses, schedules, pre-requisite(s), counselor/how-to-contact and enrollment information is available. Check with your employer or union rep first.
Once you’ve selected your program – connect with us and we'll get you started – located under the Contact tab above.
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