Apprenticeships

*2014 Summer Registration Information*

Registration will take place at the Marshallton Education Center at 1703 School Lane,Wilmington,DE19808 in the Apprenticeship and Technical Training Office beginning May 5,2014.  Normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 3:30PM.  (*SEE SUMMER HOURS BELOW)

2014 –2015 Registration Fees: The administrative fee has been raised to $120.00.  Classes now cost $400.00.

Tuition-$280.00+ Administrative Fee-$120.00=$400.00 for most classes. Tuition will be higher for some classes and will be noted with those classes.

All tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration. Payment may be in the form of cash, check, or money order.  Checks should be made payable to  NCCVTSD. Registrations will not be accepted via telephone.

All students will pay the $120.00non-refundable administrative fee.  State Registered Apprentices must provide a copy of their current, signed Apprenticeship Agreement at the time of registration to receive a tuition waiver.

Returning students who have filled out the green registration card in their2014-2015 class as a group still need to stop by the AED office and make payment to complete the registration process for fall2014classes.

*Summer Hours begin Monday,June16 and continue until Friday, August15 ,2014. Summer office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday.  The school and office are closed on Fridays during summer hours.

Normal office hours will resume on Monday, August 18 from 8:00AM until 3:30PM Monday through Friday.

Evening registration will be available until 7:00 PM on August 19, 20, and 21, 2014.

Open registration ends on Monday, August 25 at 3:30PM.  ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED BY THIS DATE.

A Late Fee of $120.00 will be added to late registrations beginning on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

The Office will be closed Friday, August 29 and Monday, September 1for the Labor Day Weekend.

All registration will close at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 8, 2014. No registrations will be accepted after 3:00 PM on Monday, September 8, 2014.

All first year classes begin on Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September4.  Second, third, and fourth year classes begin Monday, September15 and Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Earn While You Learn

Apprenticeship is a training system, based upon a three way written agreement between the apprentice (employee), the sponsor (employer), and the Department of Labor through which the worker learns a skilled craft or trade on the job. Apprenticeship programs usually consist of 2,000 hours per year of on-the-job training under the guidance of an experienced craft worker. Through practical experience, an apprentice develops skills in a chosen trade. Apprentice training programs can last from a minimum of one year to a maximum of six years. Apprenticeship also requires a minimum of 150 hours of related instruction during each year of training. This provides theoretical training to explain why things are done the way they are on the job.

Apprenticeship is attractive because the apprentice is paid during the learning process. Starting pay is usually about 50% of the craft worker’s going rate. Generally, apprentices making satisfactory progress get a raise in pay every six months. During the last six months of the apprenticeship period they usually earn about 85% of the craft worker’s current rate. They receive the full craft worker’s rate upon completion of training.  And, of course, there are fringe benefits in many programs, like paid vacations, paid holidays, insurance, hospitalization and retirement plans.

Apprenticeship programs are conducted through the voluntary cooperation of labor, management, schools and government throughout the state. The apprenticeship training staff monitors and evaluates the variety and the quality of the apprentice’s work experience. The training facility will certify that the apprentice has satisfactorily completed the apprenticeship program. Then, the State of Delaware Department of Labor will issue a certificate of completion, signifying that the apprentice has met all the requirements of apprenticeship (on-the-job training and related instruction).

Apprenticeship can be the beginning of a career ladder. After apprentices obtain craft worker status, many find that greater opportunities open up because they are recognized as skilled workers. They often become superintendents, contractors, instructors in the trade, or apprentice coordinators. Some go on to be business managers or achieve success as top level officials in industry.