What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is career education combining extensive on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Our apprenticeship programs require three to five years to complete (depending on the trade you desire). During this time, the apprentice (you) works under the supervision and guidance of a skilled craftsperson. Our programs are nationally accredited and State approved!
Classes are held two nights each week for 2.5 hours each night. The total number of classroom hours are determined by the curricula of the respective trade.
ABC Hawaii provides the academic portion for apprentices in Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, and Roofing. Employers participate as “sponsors” by employing the apprentice full time in the trade. The sponsoring employer agrees to train the apprentice in the individual trade while the apprentice earns a living and builds a reputation as a skilled, knowledgeable and reliable employee.
ABC Hawaii wants to help you plan and realize your goals. Apprenticeship training gives construction workers a considerable advantage over those trained by informal means. Advantages include: