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Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships in Oregon

Apprenticeship Benefits Include:

  • Paid on the job training with an employer, that includes regular wage increases.
  • Learn new skills essential to local trades jobs, required by industry leaders.
  • A stable and solid career pathway that allows for skills in adapting to changing industry needs.
  • Ability to complete an AAS degree or Certificate by earning credits through the apprenticeship programs required classroom hours.
     

By becoming an apprentice, you will learn the aspects of a highly skilled occupation through on-the-job training and related instruction during classroom hours. Your training and classroom instruction will go hand in hand, ensuring your understanding of the topics and concepts, while also mastering the practice. Classes are typically held in the evenings but are sometimes held during the day or on the weekends.
There is a lot of information available to inform your decision on which path you would like to take within the trades. There will be a lot of information as you move through the training program that you will be required to know and will be responsible for. There are many rules, regulations and standards sanctioned by state and federal labor industries that you will have to adhere to, but we can help and are just a phone call or email away!

Program Expectations:

Being an apprentice is not an easy job, but the benefits are numerous and as you advance through your program and training it will become more and more apparent.
To make sure that you are able to continue advancing through all the terms of the program you will be completing a certain amount of on-the-job training hours and related classroom training. Advancement is referred to as “re-rate” and after completing the correct amount of training and classroom hours and having a positive evaluation from your employer and instructor.
Time and dedication are key because apprenticeship programs are thousands of hours of on-the-job training and hundreds of hours of related classroom training.

Next Steps:

  • Minimum Requirements for applying to a program:
    • At least 18 years of age
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Completion of one year of high school algebra/integrated math 2 or equivalent post high school algebra course(s) with grade “C” or better, or an equivalent post high school placement test.
  • The process depends on the program you would like to apply to be an apprentice in. Please click on the links below to explore the application process specific to your program of interest.
  • Applying for an apprenticeship can be a lengthy process and spots are limited.

For some committees, such as 5006, 5009 and 5022, it is important to note that making the Applicant Pool List does not ensure instant employment. As requests for apprentices open, individuals from the Applicant Pool List will be contacted to start.

While waiting to be called to employment it is highly recommended to not quit a current job or turn down a job to maintain working status – we don’t want you to be without work!
It is also important to understand that the entire application, interview, and ranking processes are state and federally regulated and sanctioned by Oregon Labor Industries – RCC does not have input on these processes.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply
 

Apprenticeship Program – Related Links


Contact

Andie Anderson, MSW
Director of Apprenticeship

Phone: 541-245-7912
Email: alanderson@roguecc.edu

Paula Brooks
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 541-245-7809
Email: pbrooks@roguecc.edu