Local 79’s Apprenticeship Program is designed for career minded people who are ready to challenge both their brains and bodies. Apprentices take classes and train and work on jobsites. Apprentices do not pay for the training and get paid when they are on job sites. As they advance in skills and training their pay goes up. The program is 4,000 hours of on the job learning and 300 hours of training at our MTTF center. When apprentices complete the program they area Journey Worker Skilled Construction for life.
The jobsite work varies but basically is in a few categories.
Mason Tending, building scaffolding, mixing mortar and moving materials for bricklayers.
General Construction, working for the general contractor who is responsible for the entire job site. This work includes cleaning and protecting the building as well as anything to keep the other trades going.
Demolition, taking down an entire building or interior demolition for renovations.
Fire Proofing Tending, mixing fireproofing, protection work and clean up.
All work is physically demanding and apprentices who complete the program have paths to advance within the industry.