What is an apprentice?

An apprentice is an individual who is enrolled in a qualifying program that affords that student an opportunity to gain education in a skilled trade.

What are requirements to become an apprentice?

  • Work for a member company of Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Provide a copy of a driver’s license or birth certificate
  • Pass the “Test of Adult Basic Education” (TABE)
  • *if you meet all of the above you will be registered with the Department of Labor as a registered apprentice.

What if I cannot pass the TABE test or do not have a high school diploma or equivalent?

You cannot be registered with the Department of Labor however, you can still seek the education you will be considered a craft person.

What do I have to do to become an apprentice under OVCEF?

You have to be employed by a member company.  If your organization is not a member please call us and we will see if they can become a member.

How often do I have to go to class?

The OVCEF program is designed to be one Saturday a month in the class room and the remainder to be done on your own at  home.