||Minimum 18 years of age at start of apprenticeship; no upper age limits
||High school graduate or G.E.D. recipient
- high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
- transcript of high school grades or G.E.D. scores
- birth certificate
- social security card
- driver's license
||Given by each perspective trade, aptitude tests generally measure reading comprehension, math, and physical ability. Many trades use standardized tests such as General Aptitude Test Battery, Work Keys and Wonderlic Basic Skills Test .
- Drug test
- Reliable Transportation
- Good Color Perception
|Term of Apprenticeship
||3 to 5 years, depending upon the trade.
432 - 900 classroom hours; 3,000 - 10,000 on-the-job hours
|Salary & Benefits
||Apprenticeship salaries are based on a percentage of the journeyman hourly pay scale. Most trades start at 45-50% of the journeyman rate and increase at regular intervals.
In addition to earning a wage and receiving a free education, apprentices also receive paid benefits such as family health insurance, pension, annuity, and vacation.
Click here to see a sampling of journeyman pay rates.
||Most trades have a specific application period, and it is your responsibility to contact the trade of your choice for information on the specific application procedures.