Employers sponsor students through the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training for a skilled trade. During the apprenticeship period (two to four years, depending upon the occupation), the student combines on-the-job training at the company with related classroom instruction at school. Upon high school graduation, courses are continued at a post-secondary institution.
While in this apprenticeship, the student will:
- Be employed in a coordinator-approved work setting,
- Work 10-15 hours per week in class-related, legal employment,
- Receive release time from school, school credit, on-the-job training, and pay while earning a journey person’s card, and
- Will be evaluated every marking period by his/her employer.