Apprenticeship Collaboration With The Navy Gets Rave Reviews

1 April 18, 2013  Construction Training

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The Naval Engineering Facilities Command (NAVFAC) San Diego training program is an overwhelming success, thanks to its innovative partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust (SDTT).

Since the spring of 2010, NAVFAC and ABC have been working closely together to produce highly skilled craftspeople in high-demand trades such as plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, sheet metal, and electrical for federal employment.

Today the program continues to produce well-trained apprentices through a combination of formal instruction provided by ABC and reinforced by hands-on training in the field from seasoned journeymen.

The ABC trained apprentices are now in great demand. During their four-year training, apprentices spend six months at one facility, then rotate to another to learn skills in a new environment with the opportunity for a broader application of their skills under new circumstances. The only complaint about the program is that the managers don’t want to let their apprentices rotate to the next assignment because they have become so valuable.

Read more about the ABC San Diego apprenticeship programs here

Mike Glavin

Mike Glavin

Contributor since July 2013

Mike is the Director of Workforce Policy at Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

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