Because you can EARN while You LEARN! To learn more about the Application Process Click Here for the Anaheim Location, Click Here for the LA/Ventura Location or Click Here for the Riverside Location.
Did you know that the construction industry is the largest employer in the United States? Skilled craft professionals are in high demand in the construction industry. Millions of employees are secure in their craft professional career path and making a good living because they have hands-on experience and technical knowledge.
Offering the best of both worlds, apprenticeship puts you on the payroll while you learn the skills you need to earn top wages. Apprenticeship is a formal training program in which an employer and employee agree to participate. The employee (apprentice) learns a craft while earning income through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction. It is a proven way to become a craft professional.
At ABC, we want to help you plan and realize dreams. Research shows that apprenticeship training gives construction workers a considerable advantage over those trained by informal means.
ABC SoCal offers fully accredited, state and federally approved apprenticeship training programs in the following trades:
- Electrical Program
- Plumbing Program
- Low Voltage Program
- Sheet Metal Program
- Electrical Program
- Qualifies you for a higher level of pay.
- Exposes you to the latest technology and building codes.
- Offers you life-long mobility through a nationally recognized certification program of your skills.
- Employs nationally certified instructors with standardized curriculum including current textbooks and videos.
APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply for ABC SoCal Apprentice Programs, click HERE for the Anaheim location or click HERE for the LA/Ventura location to download the Apprenticeship Enrollment Packet. Please note that all applicants must be at least 17 ½ years of age to apply for enrollment.
Complete the information on the Apprentice Application and submit the completed application with the following required items to ABC SoCal Anaheim Office by mail at: 1400 N. Kellogg Drive, Ste. A Anaheim, CA 92807, or to ABC SoCal LA/Ventura Office at: 12979 Arroyo Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340. These six (6) items must be submitted before your application can be processed.
- Must be 17 ½ and Older to Apply (Legal Guardian must sign if under 18)
- A photo copy of your High School Diploma or GED
- An enlarged photocopy of your Social Security Card
- An enlarged photocopy of your Driver’s License
- A K4 DMV printout (driving record) You must personally go to the DMV to request this
- Sealed Official Transcripts; indicating one year of high school algebra or one semester of college algebra with a passing grade.
You may also come by the office and drop off your Application Packet between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Once we receive your application and all required documentation (listed above) your application will be reviewed and you will be scheduled for:
- Aptitude Test – to which applicants will be administered McGraw-Hill’s TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) free of charge. This test contains sections on the following subjects: Reading, Language, Mathematics Computation and Applied Mathematics. Applicants must attain a passing minimum score of 70% or better. *You have two opportunities to pass the test, should you not pass the test on your second try, you will have to wait ONE YEAR to re-apply for the program.
- Oral Interview – Applicants must attain a passing score of 80% or better. *Should you not pass the interview process the first time, you will have to wait ONE YEAR to re-apply for the program.
- Orientation – A six hour program orientation for signing paperwork and learning about ABC SoCal
If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Anaheim Training Department at 714-779-3187 or by email at [email protected] or LA/Ventura Training Department at 818-898-2099 or by email at Irene Cruz: [email protected].
Benefits of being in the Electrical field:
- This program is governed by the State of California and/or the Federal Standards and Program Rules and Regulations
- Length of the program is four and a half years – 8,000 on-the-job training hours
- Program is overseen by the following: ABC SoCal Merit Training Trust (For Anaheim), Los Angeles/Ventura Merit Training Trust Fund (For Los Angeles) and the Electrical Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee.
- Applicants must meet eligibility requirements as outlined
- Anaheim Location – 8 hours a day for two consecutive weeks every four to six months, for a total of 80 hours per semester, 160 hours per year.
- LA/Ventura Location – 4 hours per night for 20 weeks, 80 hours per semester.
To view the curriculum for this program, click here.
Electricians read blueprints to install electrical systems in factories, office buildings, homes, and other structures. They also install coaxial cable for television or fiber optic cable for computers and telecommunications equipment. Electricians who specialize in residential work install wire and hardware like electrical panel boxes, receptacles, light switches, and electrical light fixtures or replace outdated fuse boxes. Those who work in large factories as commercial electricians install or repair motors, transformers, generators, or electronics controllers on machine tools and industrial robots. They use numerous hand tools, operate power tools, and use electric testing meters.
Electricians must use their athletic capabilities. Eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, and physical balance are important for climbing ladders or operating power tools. Thanks to safety training programs, employers have greatly reduced accidents on the job. Electricians work outdoors and indoors – working closely with other trades.
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