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Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Program

The School-To-Work Apprenticeship Program is designed to bridge the gap between the Greene County Career Center and apprenticeship in the industry-labor market. This program is a cooperative venture between the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the Ohio Department of Education - Division of Career and Technical Education, and Greene County Career Center.

The objective is to place students in a registered apprenticeship program while attending high school. Placement will be accomplished with the assistance of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the Ohio Department of Education, and Greene County Career Center, and will utilize placement opportunities with craft unions, public and private commerce, and individual employers.

The program provides continuing education and work experience for students in vocational education. These students would be enrolled in registered apprenticeship programs through the involvement with employers having registered programs. Also, this would provide a simple method of delivery of students who wish to participate in this type of work experience. Credit toward the completion of apprenticeship will be earned by the student. Full apprenticeship with the participating employer is the desired result by the time of graduation of the student.
Students Should Follow this Sequence:

1. Qualify for School-To-Apprenticeship Program - spring of junior year

2. Obtain an apprenticeship position - spring/summer/fall

3. Begin vocational training and academic classes at Greene County Career Center – fall

4. Demonstrate that they have achieved all prerequisite occupational OCAP (Ohio Competency Analysis  Profile)

skills, safety, terminology, tools, etc. to begin an Apprenticeship job – fall/winter

5. Begin Apprenticeship job while alternating full-time employment with full-time school attendance at two week intervals

Selection Criteria Include:

1. Attendance -- 95% or better

2. Grade Point -- 2.5 GPA or better and passing ALL classes

3. Skill Status -- Must meet minimum skill competencies as established by teachers and industry in each subject area.

4. Transportation -- Must have available, reliable transportation.

5. On Schedule for Graduation -- Must have no deficiencies or other obstacles that would prevent receiving a high school diploma.

6. Parental Approval -- Parent or guardian and student must sign a Student Apprenticeship Awareness   Contract.

The period of training varies from 2 to 5 years depending on the particular trade. Most programs are 4 years in length, totaling 8000 work hours and 144 hours for each year of related training. The first 3 to 6 months of an apprenticeship are considered to be a probationary period. During this period, an apprenticeship may be terminated if the apprentice fails to show progress either in school or on the job.

An apprentice receives work experience and related training in all skills necessary to become a competent journey person. The apprentice receives an outline of the specific job processes to be completed and the approximate number of hours of training in each process in order to acquire the necessary skills of the trade. The apprentice should perform on-the-job training under supervision of a qualified mentor/journey person.

An apprentice is paid a percentage of the journey person’s wage rate and receives increases at regular intervals if progress on the job and in related instruction is satisfactory.

The sponsor examines and rates such apprentice at regular intervals to determine progress. The apprentice is issued a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. The certificate is issued by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.

For more information contact:
Gary Smith
937-372-6941 ext. 2315

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