ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

GACN HOMES APPRENTICESHIP

Earn While You Learn a Skilled Trade

WHAT IS THE GACN HOMES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?

The GACN Homes Apprenticeship program provides the opportunity to learn a skilled trade while earning income in the field while you are training, often referred to as an “earn-and-learn” model.

“Apprenticeships are opportunities to experience on-the-job training while also attending school and getting paid. These intensive programs are often focused on training individuals for careers as electricians, plumbers, painters, bricklayers, welders and other hands-on skills based jobs. To qualify for the GACN Homes Apprenticeship program, you must be at least 16 years old, reside in Central Florida, in good physical shape and take a placement test. The apprenticeship program is 1 to 4 years in length and involves working full-time or part-time with a licensed and experienced contractor. From the beginning of the program, you are getting paid a training salary and receiving benefits. The application deadlines vary depending on the type of trade.”

IS AN APPRENTICESHIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you a student in high school planning your future? Are you out of high school and looking for a new direction? Or, do you have a job and are looking for a different career? Discover if the Apprenticeship Advantage is for you.”

Who can be an apprentice?

• Anyone can be an apprentice. In general, apprentices must:
• Be at least 16 years or older, or in the case of hazardous occupations, 17 years or older.
• Be able to perform the work, with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to learn the job.
• Provide proof of age, high school diploma or equivalency (GED), honorable military discharge, etc., to meet program requirements.

WHY TRAIN AS AN APPRENTICE?

• On-the-job training. You’ll get your hands dirty (literally), apply your knowledge and skills and learn by doing.
• No student loans. Currently, the average student debt in Florida is $35,496 and the proportion of students with debt is 55%.
• Employment. You will earn while you learn.
• Career potential. Apprenticeship can take you in many career directions.

WHY TRAIN AS AN APPRENTICE WITH GACN?

• We offer multiple trades. We offer apprenticeship programs in five trades: carpentry, construction craft laborer, electrical, painting and plumbing.
Compared to a college education, there’s virtually no cost to you personally. The program is funded by various private and public sources. You will need to purchase the tools required for your trade.
• Paid on-the-job training.
• Health benefits. Including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
• Build your professional network. Our members are some of the most talented construction professionals in Northern California.
• Start Your Own Business. GACN will help you start your own business or place you with an existing business to help you obtain financial independence.

Applications open April 4, 2022

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