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.