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Apprenticeship Info

APPRENTICESHIP - Prepare For a Career - Not Just a Job

No matter your interests, Apprenticeships are an alternate education path to finding a career while allowing students to “earn while they learn” with little or no educational debt. 

A Registered Apprenticeship program is a federal program that is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Office of Apprenticeship (OA).  There are no fees associated with registering a program or an apprentice.

An apprentice is a full-time, paid employee who is under a written agreement with the sponsoring organization. An apprenticeship must include at least 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and a recommended 144 hours of related technical instruction.  Many apprenticeship programs are one to five years, depending on the trade.

Employers can play an active role in shaping the quality of their future workforce by developing a customized program geared to meet their labor needs.  For more information or to discuss your needs, contact Christina Shockley cshockley@hcvsd.org, 908-788-1119 x 2007.

What Are the Apprenticeship Programs at HCVSD?

The Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical Apprenticeship programs meet the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs State Board of Examiners requirements to become licensed.  The courses satisfy the related instruction component of an apprenticeship program consisting mainly of lecture, with an occasional hands-on lab, guest speaker or field trip.  After completing the related instruction courses along with the required on-the-job training period (four years verifiable experience), the student will receive a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.  The student then may contact the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs licensing board to see if they are eligible to apply to take the examination.

These Adult & Continuing Education Apprenticeship programs are divided into four years with each year consisting of two quarters. Courses are offered in the evening.  It is not necessary, but it is highly recommended that work experience and the related instruction be done concurrently.

Plumbing Occupation Profile:  Plumbing Profile

HVAC Occupation Profile:  HVAC Profile

Electrical Occupation Profile:  Electrical Profile\

The Certified Nurse Aide and Veterinary Assistant/Lab Technician Apprenticeship courses satisfy the related instruction component of an apprenticeship program consisting mainly of lecture, with occasional hands-on lab, guest speakers or field trips.  After completing the related instruction courses along with the required on-the-job training period (one year verifiable experience), the student will receive a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship from the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. 

Certified Nurse Aide Occupation Profile:  CNA Profile

Veterinary Assistant Occupation Profile: Vet Assistant Profile

Youth Apprenticeships

Your future, your choice, GET PAID while gaining relevant work experience.  Youth Apprenticeships are unique opportunities for juniors and seniors to start preparing for their career path while still in high school.  They combine school-based learning with real on-the-job training with an employer. Students will earn a paycheck while exploring an exciting career and gaining valuable hands-on skills.

HCVSD Youth Apprenticeships include, but not limited to; culinary, automotive and veterinary assistant. 

Benefits of Program:

-Create a link between high school and post-secondary options

-Gain marketable industry skills

Post-secondary and business partnerships are essential for a successful youth apprenticeship program.  We continue to expand our partnerships with local businesses in an effort to increase opportunities to place students.  For more information contact Apprenticeship-Business Outreach Coordinator Dan Larkins dlarkins@hcvsd.org or 908-284-1444 x 2133.

Apprenticeship classes currently offered at Hunterdon County Vocational School District are automotive, culinary, electrical, plumbing and veterinary assistant/lab technician.

Apprenticeships Links:

Apprenticeship Training in NJ

Office of Apprenticeship - U.S. Dept. of Labor

Apprenticeable Occupation List

Apprenticeship Community of Practice

 

 

 













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