Apprenticeship Application

Apprenticeship Application

At ABC PNW, we believe in building people through the merit shop philosophy: projects and personal advancement should be awarded based on performance, skill, and achievement. As a respected national association, we’ve been setting the standard for safety, quality, and integrity in the construction industry since 1950.

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. Apprenticeship with ABC PNW is an Earn While You Learn model, meaning you get paid a good wage while completing coursework and OJT.


ABC PNW is accepting applications for all trades! You may only apply to one trade, please review the trade descriptions and quiz to find which trade would be a good fit for you.

 

ABC PNW Sponsored Apprenticeship Programs

Description

Specialized trade working with glass in windows, skylights, storefronts, display cases. Glaziers select, cut, install, replace, and remove glass. Using a variety of tools, glaziers work as a team when guiding and installing glasswork.

Quick Quiz

  • Are you comfortable with heights and working on scaffolding and ladders?
  • Do you like and can you perform physical work that requires standing, climbing, and bending? Do you enjoy working as a team?
  • Are you meticulous in your professional life?
  • Are you precise when you measure something?

Program Details

  • 4 Years
  • 8,000 OJT Hours
  • 4 Years of Related Training Schooling

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of Age (ID or Driver’s License)
  • High School Completion or GED Equivalent
  • WorkKeys NCRC Assessments (score of 3 or higher)

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Description

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.

Quick Quiz

  • Are you comfortable with heights and working on scaffolding and ladders?
  • Can you comfortably lift 50lbs?
  • Are you a technical person by nature?
  • Do you like solving problems using critical thinking?
  • Do you have a valid drivers license and a good driving record?
  • Do you enjoy a variety of work environments and settings?

Program Details

  • Program Details
  • 4 Years
  • 8,000 OJT Hours
  • 4 Years of Related Training Schooling

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of Age (ID or Driver’s License)
  • High School Completion or GED Equivalent
  • Math: One year of high school algebra, integrated math 2, or equivalent post-high school algebra course(s) with grade of C or better, or equivalent math placement test scores.
  • Interview

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Description

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.

Quick Quiz

  • Are you comfortable with heights and working on scaffolding and ladders?
  • Do you enjoy working with your hands and seeing the product develop?
  • Are you precise when measuring something?
  • Are you able to make quick calculations and decisions?
  • Can you lift up to 50 lbs?

Program Details

  • Program Details
  • 4 Years
  • 7,200 OJT Hours
  • 4 Years of Related Training Schooling

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of Age (ID or Driver’s License)
  • High School Completion or GED Equivalent
  • Math: One year of high school algebra, integrated math 2, or equivalent post-high school algebra course(s) with grade of C or better, or equivalent math placement test scores.
  • Interview

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Description

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 pipelines.

Quick Quiz

  • Are you comfortable with heights and working on scaffolding and ladders?
  • Do you have high attention to detail?
  • Can you easily visualize something based on a plan or a diagram?
  • Are you a self-starter and driven to complete a task?

Program Details

  • 4 Years
  • 8,000 OJT Hours
  • 4 Years of Related Training Coursework

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of Age (ID or Driver’s License)
  • High School Completion or GED Equivalent

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Description

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.

Quick Quiz

  • Are you comfortable with heights and working on scaffolding and ladders?
  • Are you able to make quick calculations and decisions?
  • Are you a technical person by nature?
  • Do you like solving problems using critical thinking?

Program Details

  • 3 Years
  • 6,000 OJT Hours
  • 3 Years of Related Training Coursework

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of Age (ID or Driver’s License)
  • High School Completion or GED Equivalent
  • Math: One year of high school algebra, integrated math 2, or equivalent post-high school algebra course(s) with grade of C or better, or equivalent math placement test scores.

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Description

This trade 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. The Tile Setter 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.

Quick Quiz

  • Are you comfortable with heights and working on scaffolding and ladders?
  • Do you enjoy physical work? Bending, lifting, and standing
  • Are you meticulous in your professional life?
  • Do you enjoy working with your hands and seeing the progress of your work?
  • Do people say you are a visual or creative person?

Program Details

  • Program Details
  • 4 Years
  • 8,000 OJT Hours
  • 4 Years of Related Training Coursework

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of Age (ID or Driver’s License)
  • High School Completion or GED Equivalent

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Description

Energy Analysts evaluate residential and commercial buildings for energy efficiency and offer solutions to optimize performance. This trade uses problem-solving skills and mathematical equations to create energy evaluation reports and provide building controls solutions to identified operational problems.

Click here to learn more about the Energy Management Program with Lane Community College

Quick Quiz

  • Are you comfortable using mathematical formulas?
  • Do you have an interest in understanding mechanical systems and building controls?
  • Are you comfortable using a computer and creating reports?
  • Are you a problem solver with attention to detail?

Program Details:

  • Approximately 2 years, competency-based program
  • Two years of related Training online through Lane Community College
  • Opportunity to earn Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of Age (ID or Driver’s License)
  • High School Completion or GED Equivalent
  • WorkKeys NCRC Assessments (score of 3 or higher)

ATTENTION VETERANS: Our programs are GI Bill eligible! Please submit a DD214 with your application and contact our office for more details.

EEO PLEDGE: ABC PNW and affiliated programs* shall not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 18 years old or older. We shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and shall operate the apprenticeship program as required under the Oregon Plan for Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

*MA 1077 OR & SW-Washington Sprinkler Fitters JATC, MA 1178 BECA JATC, MA 1080 Area 1 HVAC JATC, MA 1177 Oregon Test, Adjust, and Balance JATC, MA 1277 Sheet Metal JATC, MA 1280 Oregon-Columbia Tile Trades, MA 2041 Oregon Glaziers

MATH: If your transcripts do not satisfy the math requirement, you may take a math placement test at any local community college. A placement of Math 65 or higher is required to meet the algebra requirement.


Please send minimum qualification documents to [email protected] within 10-days of application submission.