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Earn While You Learn

Want a successful career? Want to further your education without racking up debt? Get started on your path to a successful career and enroll in a Registered Apprenticeship program.

as a Registered Apprenticeship you receive:
  • A paycheck:  From day one, you will earn a paycheck guaranteed to increase over time as you learn new skills.
  • Hands-on career trainingAs an apprentice, you will receive practical on-the-job training in a wide selection of programs.
  • An education: You’ll receive hands-on training and have the potential to earn college credit, even an associate or bachelor’s degree, in many cases paid for by your employer.
  • A careerOnce you complete your apprenticeship, you will be on your way to a successful long-term career with a competitive salary, and little or no educational debt.
  • National industry certification: When you graduate from a career training program, you will be certified and can take your certification anywhere in the U.S. 


HVAC Apprenticeship - Build A Better Future

What is an Apprenticeship Program?  What do HVAC Professionals Do?
  • Earn while you learn! Work with an experienced trade professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage. Complete industry-certified training coursework. Receive pay increases as you gain more knowledge
  • Attend classes one night per week to complete industry-certified training coursework.
  • Qualify to take the Oregon Class B electrical license upon completion of the 4 year program and receive a nationally recognized journey level certificate.
How Much Can I Earn?
  • Earn $15.07 per hour to start.
  • Advance to $30.14 per hour- that's about $60,000 per year- within 4 years.
  • Experienced HVAC professionals can make upwards of $70,000 per year.
  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, maintain air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating equipment for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
  • Follow blueprints or other specifications to install oil, gas, electric, solid-fuel, multiple fuel heating systems; motors compressors, condensing units, evaporators and piping.
  • Connect electrical wiring and controls and check the heating or air conditioning unit for proper operation.
  • Weld and connect supply lines, air ducts and vents, refrigeration piping and pumps.
  • Interact with customers to answer questions, provide recommendations and invoice for services.




How Do I Get Started?

You must meet these minimum qualifications:
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED, or international equivalent. Completion of one year of high school algebra, Integrated Math 2, or equivalent post-high school algebra course(s) with a grade of C or better, or equivalent math placement test scores. Applications will be ranked based on a point system and a scored interview
Note: Employers may require a pre-employment substance abuse test and may require a valid driver's license.

How Do I apply?
  • Applications are available online or by contacting Sara Gourley at sgourley@abcpnw.org or (503) 726-5433
  • Mail completed applications with all required documentation to ABC, 2201 NE Columbia Blvd Ste 1C, Portland, OR 97211
  • For more information contact Associated Builders and Contractors at (503) 598-0522
Veterans:
Program qualifies for educational benefits
Minorities and woman encouraged to apply


 
This is a public notice from the Area 1 HVAC JATC MA 1080, a registered training program with the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries.
Employers are located in the counties of Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, and the North half of Yamhill county in the State of Oregon.

Starting February 1, 2017             
We are accepting applications until further notice.



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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship - Build A Better Future​


 ​What is an Apprenticeship Program?  What Do Sheet Metal Professionals do?
  • Earn while you learn! Work with an experienced trade professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage. Attend classes one night per week. Receive pay increases as you gain more skills.
  • Work anywhere. You will earn a nationally recognized journey-level certification upon completion of the 4-year program.
How Much Can I Earn?
  • Earn $13.92 per hour to start.
  • Advance to $27.83 per hour- that's about $55,000 per year - within 4 years.
  • Make, install, and maintain HVAC systems.
  • Install siding, roof gutters, skylights, restaurant equipment and outdoor signs.
  • Work with new products made from fiberglass and plastic materials.
  • Use math and geometry to calculate angles for fabrication and installation of mechanical systems.
  • Fabricate and install air systems.
  • Read blueprints and specifications.
  • Take measurements and construct components, check for accuracy
  • Work in factories, in existing buildings, or on construction job sites.
  • Cut, Fit, Assemble, and weld metal components.

How Do I Get Started?

You must meet these minimum qualifications:
  1. Must be 17 years of age to apply
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED Certificate
  3. Have an Oregon Career Readiness Certificate at the Silver Level offered free of charge at Work-Source centers OR Completion of one year of high school algebra, Integrated Math, or equivalent post-high school algebra course(s) with a grade of C or better, or equivalent math placement test scores. Applications will be ranked on a point system and a scored interview.
Note: Employers may require a pre-employment substance abuse test and a valid drivers license.

​How Do I Apply?
  • Applications are available online or by contacting Sara Gourley at sgourley@abcpnw.org or (503) 726-5433
  • Mail completed applications with all required documentation to ABC, 2201 NE Columbia Blvd Ste 1C, Portland, OR 97211
  • For more information contact Associated Builders and Contractors at (503) 598-0522
Veterans:
Program qualifies for educational benefits
Minorities and woman encouraged to apply

This is a public notice from the Sheet Metal JATC MA 1277,
a registered training program with the Oregon Bureau of
Labor & Industries.
Employers located in the counties of Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Yamhill, Clatsop and Tillamook.

Starting February 1, 2017             
We are accepting applications until further notice




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Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship Program-
Build A Better Future

 What is an Apprenticeship Program?
  • Earn while you learn! Work with an experienced trade professional to learn a valuable trade while earning a good wage.
  • Complete industry-certified training coursework.
  • Receive pay increases as you gain more knowledge and skills
  • Work anywhere. Upon completion of the 4-year program you will receive a nationally recognized certificate as a journey-level sprinkler fitter.
How Much Can I Earn?
  • Earn $15.34 per hour to start.
  • Advance to $30.67 per hour- that's about $61,000 per year- within 4 years.
  • Experienced sprinkler fitter professionals can make upwards of $70,000 per year.
How Do I Get Started?

You must meet these minimum qualifications:
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Note: Employers may require a pre-employment substance abuse test and a valid drivers license.

How Do I Apply?
  • Applications are available online or by contacting Sara Gourley at sgourley@abcpnw.org or (503) 726-5433
  • Mail completed applications with all required documentation to ABC, 2201 NE Columbia Blvd Ste 1C, Portland, OR 97211
  • For more information contact Associated Builders and Contractors at (503) 598-0522
Veterans:
Program qualifies for educational benefits
Minorities and woman encouraged to apply



 

What Do Sprinkler Fitter Professionals Do?

  • Build, install and maintain wet and dry pipe dire suppression systems.
  • Work with precision tools to measure, cut and install piping.
  • Connect piping systems to water mains, supply tanks and control equipment.
  • Weld pipes.
  • Test systems for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment.
  • Service & repair sprinkler systems.
  • Prepare cost estimates.
  • Read & interpret work specifications & fire codes.


This is a public notice from the OR SW WA Sprinkler Fitter JATC MA 1077, a registered training program with the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries.
Employers are located in the counties of Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Hood River, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Yamhill in the State of Oregon.

Starting February 1, 2017
We are accepting applications until further notice



Oregon Test, Adjust & Balance (TAB) Apprenticeship-Build A Better Future


What is an Apprenticeship Program?
  • Earn while you learn! Work with an experienced professional to learn a valuable profession while earning a good wage.
  • Attend classes and complete industry certified coursework to advance your career.
  • Receive pay increases as you gain more skills.
  • Work anywhere. You will earn a nationally recognized certificate upon completion of the 3 year program.
How Do I Get Started?
  • You must meet these minimum qualifications:
  1. Must be 18 years of age to apply
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  3. Completion of 1 year of high school algebra, integrated math 2 or equivalent post-high school algebra course(s) with a grade of C or better or equivalent math placement test scores or submit a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) assessment, Silver Level (Contact ABC for assessment information). Applications will be ranked based on a point system.
  • Note: Employers may require a pre-employment substance abuse test and a valid drivers license.
How Do I Apply?
  • Applications are available online or by contacting Sara Gourley at sgourley@abcpnw.org or (503) 726-5433
  • Mail completed applications with all required documentation to ABC, 2201 NE Columbia Blvd Ste 1C, Portland, OR 97211
  • For more information contact Associated Builders and Contractors at (503) 598-0522









What Do Tab Professionals Do?

Overview:
TAB technicians inspect, test adjust and balance heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and water distribution systems in buildings. Using specialized instruments and test equipment they make sure that the air and water systems operate as intended.

Work Activities:
  • Adjust & testing HVAC air and water systems to the design criteria.
  • Documenting system performance.
  • reading blueprints and specifications.
  • Inspecting equipment and HVAC systems to identify possible problems and defects.
  • Analyzing test data to make recommendations for corrections.
  • Using Computer software to adjust HVAC controls set points.
  • Creating reports using specialized computer software.
  • Communicating with engineers, owners, and team members.
Successful Traits:
  • Enjoys working with mechanical systems and components.
  • Enjoys troubleshooting & problem solving.
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Enjoys working in a variety of environments.
  • Enjoys being physically active.
How Much Can I Earn?
  • Earn $13.99 per hour to start.
  • Advance to $27.97 per hour- That's about $56,000 per year - within 3 years
  • Experienced TAB professionals can make upwards of $60,000 a year.
 
This is a public notice from the Oregon TAB JATC MA 1177, a registered training program with the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries. Employers located in the counties of Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Deschutes, Lane and Yamhill.

Starting Febaruay 1, 2017             
We are accepting applications until further notice


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