Florida Keys Community College’s new apprenticeship programs offer new opportunities to help individuals train and advance in high-wage, high-demand construction careers in the Florida Keys. The College launched the program with apprenticeships in Electrical and Carpentry in August 2018, and will expand the program to include Plumbing and HVAC, beginning in January 2019.
FKCC’s apprenticeships provide education and training in all aspects of the respective trades—from conceptual to practical skills. Student apprentices EARN while the LEARN! They are employed full-time with (and paid by) an FKCC-approved apprenticeship sponsor. They attend classes, which are tuition-free, at FKCC’s Key West Campus while also completing On-the-Job Training (OJT) under the direct supervision and instruction of experienced professionals. As apprentice students advance through the program, their progress is rewarded with periodic wage increases.
Upon successful program completion, apprentices will be considered “journey workers” and will receive a four-level certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) as well as a nationally-recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the State of Florida.
For more information, please contact Megan Perez, Director Community Engagement & Testing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-809-3185.