How does this program work?
This is a five year work-study program. To graduate you must have completed 10,000 hours working in the field for one of our signatory contractors as well as 2,000 hours of classroom/hand on schooling at our training facility. Upon completion of the program you will ‘top-out’ with a VA state Journeyman’s license.
Where and when can I apply?
We accept applications from January 2nd-May 31st of each year, during regular business hours. You must come to our Union Hall located at 520 Naval Base Road, Norfolk, VA and complete your application in person.
What do I need to apply? Are there any requirements?
You must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or its equivalent and possess a valid driver’s license. You are required to bring both of the previously mentioned documents with you for application, along with your social security card and birth certificate. There are no exceptions to this rule.
What is the application process? How do you select apprentices?
This is a three step process.
- Bring in necessary documentation & complete application.
- Math evaluation.
Following step 1 and the deadline of May 31st, you will be notified as to the dates and times for both steps 2 and 3. Acceptance/non-acceptance notifications will be sent following the interview.
Do you provide job placement when I get in?
While we do not guarantee job placement, as we can not predict manpower needs, we will do our absolute best to place you with one of our signatory contractors upon acceptance and the start of the program in September.
Where is your training center located?
Our training facility is located at 1013 Ruritan Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23324.