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Carpentry Apprenticeship
Drywall Lather Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Program is a formal system of occupational training that combines paid employment, on-the-job training and job related college level instruction in order to develop highly skilled workers.

The Apprenticeship Program requires that you are at minimum 17 years of age (with a parent or guardian signature) or older and you must also have a high school diploma or a GED. Enrollment in apprenticeship courses is limited to registered apprentices, however anyone meeting the apprenticeship requirements can apply for acceptance. The apprenticeship tuition is covered by the Apprenticeship Program.

An apprenticeship requires a signed agreement between you and the sponsor program. When you sign the apprenticeship agreement, you commit to participate in related and supplemental instruction as well as on-the-job training. You are expected to be at your assigned job on time.

As an apprentice, you will learn at the job site from qualified journeymen and will study in the classroom/ shop with experienced instructors. Once you complete the courses for the apprenticeship, you can petition for a Certificate of Achievement. In addition, if you have completed the required General Ed courses, you may petition for the respective Associates degree.

More information and an online application can be found at

Dean, Career Technical Education

Sherrean Carr
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Katie Day
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(408)848-4719 voice
(408) 848-4801 fax

Send questions or comments to Shannon Bishop
at or 408-852-2815

Last modified: October 23, 2012
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