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Become An Apprentice

 Benefits of Apprenticeship with ABC-NJ

  • Earn While You Learn
  • Work full-time for a full-time salary and take classes in the evenings
  • Create a path toward a remarkable lifelong career
  • Develop skills in hands-on, real-life situations
  • Become a federally-recognized Journeyworker
  • Learn skills that are transferrable and last a lifetime
  • Enter into a career where skilled craft labor is in high demand all across our country
Become an Apprentice ABC-NJ

Who Can Apply?

  • Recent graduates, veterans, second-career seekers or anyone interested in a future in skilled craft trades
  • Individuals 18 years old or older
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred for applicants
  • Applicants must be capable of performing essential functions of the job

How It Works

Submit your resume to ABC-NJ and we will reply with a survey so you can tell us more about yourself. You will be asked to complete a placement test and we will help connect you to potential employers in your area. If hired by one of our members, your new employer may choose to enroll you in one of our programs, after a minimum 45-day probationary period and then your apprenticeship journey begins.

The Journeyworker Journey – Start to Finish

  • The Candidate submits their resume to [email protected]
  • The Candidate completes enrollment survey
  • The Candidate completes pre-screening test and paperwork
  • If selected, the candidate is introduced to potential employers
  • If hired, the candidate begins working full-time and earning pay
  • Candidate works with the employer
  • If selected for enrollment, the employer will inform the candidate
  • The candidate will complete enrollment paperwork
    • Required Documents:
      • Drivers License, Passport or Birth Certificate 
      • Social Security Card 
    • Optional Documents
      • Copy of high school diploma accompanied with official transcript or just official transcript
      • If you are a veteran, DD214 
  • The apprentice is entered into the US-DOL RAPIDS
  • The Apprentice begins tracking on-the-job learning hours
  • The Apprentice attends CORE pre-requisite class, specific classes for their trade and successfully passes examinations
  • The Apprentice completes 2-4 year apprenticeship program
  • The Apprentice can test to become a federally-recognized Journeyworker

ABC-NJ currently offers dozens of US-DOL-Approved Apprentice Programs

  • Boilermaker, Fitter
  • Boiler Mechanic
  • Bricklayer/Mason
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter (Roofer Specialist)
  • Construction Craft Laborer
  • Dock and Wharf Builder
  • Electrician
  • Elevator
  • Floor Cover Layer
  • Glazier, Architectural
  • HVAC/R Technician
  • Insulator, Thermal
  • Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment)
  • Millwright
  • Painter (Industrial Coating and Lining)
  • Painter (Commercial/Residential)
  • Pipefitter
  • Plumber
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Structural Iron Worker
  • Tile Finisher
  • Tile Setter
  • Truck Crane Operator
  • Truck Driver, Heavy

Click here to submit your application for Apprenticeship

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