Apprenticeship Application

 

At ABC Greater Tennessee, 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 Greater Tennessee is an Earn While You Learn model, meaning you get paid a good wage while completing coursework and OJT.

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ABC Greater TN Construction Trades Academy is accepting applications for various trades in both East and Middle Tennessee! You may only apply to one trade, please review the trade descriptions and find which trade would be a good fit for you.

Tuition

Middle Tennessee: 
$2,100/year if employed by Member company
$2,900/year if not employed at the time of application

East Tennessee:
$2,000/year

*Payment plans are available for self-pay applicants

ABC Greater Tennessee Construction Trades Academy Sponsored Apprenticeship Programs
If you have questions regarding the application process or accessing this application, please contact our office

 
All classes begin September 16th, 2024 and run through March 2025 (except Online only)
Applications are due August 28th, 2024
All application problems or questions, contact 865-433-8323

Description

Electrical Professionals work mostly involves installing, connecting, inspecting, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems and components, including wiring, outlets, appliances, electrical switches, circuit breakers, security systems, and lights.

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.

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.

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.

Description

The plumbing professional program covers the concepts technicians need to safely install, test, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems for residential, commercial and public buildings. Coverage of math, drawings, code and other critical knowledges skills ensure learners are set up for job success.

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.

Description

The Carpentry curriculum helps learners to build general carpentry skills, before moving into advanced topical coverage of framing and finish carpentry, as well as concrete and form carpentry.  

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.

Description (Only offered in East TN)

This four-level comprehensive Welding curriculum helps learners develop safe technical skills using Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding as well as pipe welding techniques related to these four welding processes. Coverage of safety, quality and interpretation of manufacturing and construction drawings and measurements is integrated throughout.

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.

Description

The rigorous Industrial Maintenance Mechanic curriculum prepares learners for a career as skilled industrial maintenance mechanics. It covers the concepts professional maintenance mechanics need to safely install, maintain, repair, and dismantle equipment in a range of applications, from assembly plants to power manufacturers.

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.

Description

The online only course trains the same as our regular electrical professional program except the program runs June-Dec each year and is customized for companies who employees are sometimes scattered throughout the country. 

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week online)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.
 

Description

The hybrid electrical program trains the same as our regular electrical professional program except students are required to be in class 1 day/week and 1 day/week of online work. The program runs the same as our regular apprenticeship program. 

Program Details

  • 4 year program
  • 8,000 On-the-Job Hours
  • 4 years of school (2 nights/week online)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License
  • 18 years or older
  • Read, write, comprehend English and able to do math.
  • Are able to legally work in the United States.

 

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

 

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