Pre-Apprenticeship's next training session will begin Fall 2020.
General Admission Requirements
To apply you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older for registered apprenticeship
- Be 16 years of age or older for pre-apprenticeship
- Have proof of education (High School diploma, GED, or DD214)
- Copy of Driver's License or State Issued Identification
Applications for registration to the program must be returned to the Community and Corporate Training Center located at 109 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs Arkansas.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the HVAC field will experience growth of 21 percent during the years from 2012-2022. This percentage of job growth is massive, taking the 267,600 HVAC jobs back in 2012 and adding as many as 55,900 in just 10 years. With this kind of growth, HVAC techs will be in demand.
HVAC is composed of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC functions control the overall temperature and climate inside of homes, corporate offices, hospitals and other types of buildings. An HVAC technician is a person that specializes in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC systems.
HVAC apprentices are individuals who work under the supervision of a licensed contractor in order to learn the trade through hands-on experience. Apprenticeships are time-tested employee training systems that combine technical instruction with on-the-job training experiences.
The HVAC Apprenticeship program is a three-year program that provides training for participating companies that need qualified workers in the HVAC industry. Apprentices must complete 160 classroom hours and 2000 on the job training hours each year of program participation.
Pursue a career where you can work with your hands, encounter versatile and challenging tasks, and enjoy high compensation, and job security.
With a growing shortage of qualified electrical workers, it has never been a better time to join the electrical industry. There are plenty of job opportunities available in this high demand field.
About Electrical Apprenticeship
An electrical apprentice is someone who works directly under the supervision of a licensed electrician (Journeyman or Master) in order to learn the trade through first-hand experience. The apprentice will be employed in residential, commercial, or industrial electrical work, and be required to apply for an Apprentice License, in accordance with the Department of Labor standards.
The Electrical Apprenticeship program is a four-year program that provides training for participating companies that need qualified journey workers in the electrical industry. Apprentices must complete 160 classroom hours and 2000 on the job training hours each year of program participation. At the end of the four years of training, apprentices can choose to earn the journeyman designation. After several more years of competent work, they can become a master electrician.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Employed with a qualified electrical contractor in the state of Arkansas
Pre-Apprenticeship training offers individuals a jump start on a career. During the 60-hour training course the program combines classroom instruction and hands-on activities that include:
- Safety Practices
- Construction Math
- Construction Drawings
- Power Tools
- Hand Tools
- Material Handling
- Employability Soft Skills
Job shadowing opportunities will also be available to those that are interested.
Benefits of a Pre-Apprenticeship
Individuals who complete the pre-apprenticeship training have the opportunity to enter into the HVAC or Electrical apprenticeship programs with up to 60 classroom credit hours or they can choose to enter the NPC Welding or Industrial Technology programs of study. Each participant's amount of credit will be determined on a case by case basis.
The Pre-Apprenticeship program is a 60-hour classroom training program that provides skills employers are looking for.
Attend a free informational session January 13, 2020 at 6 p.m.
To apply you must:
- Be 16 years of age or older by May 2020
- Provide a copy of your driver's license or state issued ID
- Complete and submit an application packet
Scholarships are available.
Applications for registration to the program must be returned to the Community and Corporate Training Center located at 109 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs, Arkansas.