WHAT IS APPRENTICESHIP?

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.

ABC PNW offers 5 apprenticeship programs: HVAC, Sheet Metal, Sprinkler Fitter,Tile, and TAB

To apply, contact Kimberly Farris 

Please note: Applications require original signatures. Please mail them to our office or drop them off during business hours. 

ABC PNW
ATTN: Kimberly Farris 
2201 NE Columbia Blvd., Suite 1C, Portland, OR 97211
MONDAY - THURSDAY 8AM - 4PM

HVAC APPRENTICESHIP

BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

Earn while you learn!

• Work with an experienced professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage

• Attend classes one night a week to complete industry-certified training coursework

• Receive pay increases as you gain more knowledge and skills

• Receive a nationally recognized certificate of journey-level HVAC technician upon completion of program

Starting wage at $16.18 per hour. Advance to $32.37 per hour within four years. Experienced HVAC Technicians make upwards of $70,000.00 per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Algebra 1 or post high school equivalency with a passing grade

• Must be at least 18 years of age (proof required)

• High School Diploma or GED

Employers may require a you to have a valid driver’s license and submit to a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Veterans who have GI Benefits may use them in this program. Applicants who are veterans and have proof of service will receive additional points towards application score.

All applications are reviewed and scored based on the applicant’s documentation. The applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and complete the interview will be scored and ranked. Based on the score– the applicants are then placed in ranked order to the Pool of Eligibles. All supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date of announcement.

What do HVAC Professionals do?

Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning

HVAC Professionals design, install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems. This trade incorporates sheet metal, welding, electrical, mechanics, and refrigeration. HVAC Professionals use technical knowledge and skill to install and repair ventilation systems.

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SHEET METAL APPRENTICESHIP

BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

Earn while you learn!

• Work with an experienced professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage

• Attend classes one night a week to complete industry-certified training coursework

• Receive pay increases as you gain more knowledge and skills

• Receive a nationally recognized certificate of journey-level sheet metal technician upon completion of program

Starting wage at $14.37 per hour. Advance to $28.74 per hour within four years. Experienced Sheet Metal Technicians make upwards of $70,000.00 per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Algebra 1 or post high school equivalency with a passing grade

• Must be at least 18 years of age (proof required)

• High School Diploma or GED

Employers may require a you to have a valid driver’s license and submit to a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Veterans who have GI Benefits may use them in this programApplicants who are veterans and have proof of service will receive additional points towards application score.

All applications are reviewed and scored based on the applicant’s documentation. The applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and complete the interview will be scored and ranked. Based on the score– the applicants are then placed in ranked order to the Pool of Eligibles. All supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date of announcement.

What do Sheet Metal Professionals do?

Fabricate and install sheet metal mechanical systems. Working with precision tools to cut, fit, assemble, and weld metal components. Install siding, roof gutters, skylights, restaurant equipment, and outdoor signs. Work is performed within a factory setting, commercial buildings, or on construction job sites.

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SPRINKLER FITTER APPRENTICESHIP

BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

Earn while you learn!

• Work with an experienced professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage

• Self-directed course work through AFSA and online test proctored by your training agent 

• Receive pay increases as you gain more knowledge and skills

• Receive a nationally recognized certificate of journey-level sprinkler fitter upon completion of program

Starting wage at $15.34 per hour. Advance to $30.67 per hour within four years. Experienced Sprinkler Fitters make upwards of $70,000.00 per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Must be at least 18 years of age (proof required)

• High School Diploma or GED

Employers may require a you to have a valid driver’s license and submit to a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Veterans who have GI Benefits may use them in this programApplicants who are veterans and have proof of service will receive additional points towards application score.

All applications are reviewed and scored based on the applicant’s documentation. The applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and complete the interview will be scored and ranked. Based on the score– the applicants are then placed in ranked order to the Pool of Eligibles. All supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date of announcement.

What do Sprinkler Fitter Professionals do?

This is a specialized pipefitter trade with an emphasis on fire protection. Sprinkler Fitter professionals build, install, and maintain wet and dry pipe fire suppression systems. Working with precision tools to measure, cut, and install piping in commercial and residential locations. Sprinkler Fitter Professionals weld, connect, test, service, and repair sprinkler pipe lines.

Click here to view the ABC Apprenticeship Application 

TAB APPRENTICESHIP

Test, Adjust & Balance (TAB)

BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

Earn while you learn!

• Work with an experienced professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage

• Three year program incorporating book work, testing, and supplemental courses through local community colleges

• Receive pay increases as you gain more knowledge and skills

• Receive a nationally recognized certificate upon completion of program

Starting wage at $14.42 per hour. Advance to $28.83 per hour within three years. Experienced TAB Professionals make upwards of $60,000.00 per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Must be at least 18 years of age (proof required)

• High School Diploma or GED

• Algebra 1 or post high school equivalency with a passing grade

Employers may require a you to have a valid driver’s license and submit to a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Veterans who have GI Benefits may use them in this programApplicants who are veterans and have proof of service will receive additional points towards application score.

All applications are reviewed and scored based on the applicant’s documentation. The applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and complete the interview will be scored and ranked. Based on the score– the applicants are then placed in ranked order to the Pool of Eligibles. All supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date of announcement.

What do TAB Professionals do?

This is a specialized trade focused on testing, adjusting, and balancing air and water systems. TAB Professionals use technical instruments and test equipment to measure air and water systems. 

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TILE FINISHERS & SETTERS APPRENTICESHIP

BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

Earn while you learn!

• Work with an experienced professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage

• Receive pay increases as you gain more knowledge and skills

• Receive a nationally recognized certificate of journey-level Tile Setter upon completion of program

Starting wage at $12.65 per hour. Advance to $24.19 per hour within four years. Experienced Tile Setters make upwards of $50,000.00 per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Must be at least 18 years of age (proof required)

Employers may require a you to have a valid driver’s license and submit to a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Veterans who have GI Benefits may use them in this programApplicants who are veterans and have proof of service will receive additional points towards application score.

All applications are reviewed and scored based on the applicant’s documentation. The applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and complete the interview will be scored and ranked. Based on the score– the applicants are then placed in ranked order to the Pool of Eligibles. All supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date of announcement.

What do Tile Finishers do?

Tile Finisher is the first year of the Tile apprenticeship program. During that first year, apprentices will learn how to assist Tile Setters. This involves the cleaning of surfaces to prepare for tile, this includes interior walls, showers, tubs, counter tops, floors, stairs, and structure exteriors. The finisher sets up materials and supplies, this includes mixing mortar. This is a prerequisite to the Tile Setter program. 

What do Tile Setters do?

Tile Setter is the remaining three years of the Tile apprenticeship. This trade involves meticulous installation of ceramic, marble, and granite tiles. Tiles can be installed in homes or commercial buildings and can be done in on the interior or exterior of these structures. 

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