Can the Apprentice/Trainee switch jobs during his/her training?

Tracy Threlfall

The apprentice/trainee cannot change employers without prior approval from the PUAC master committee. If an apprentice/trainee is laid off from an employer, the apprentice/trainee must contact the PHCC-GSA-PUAC Training Facility so employment with another sponsoring employer can be found for them. If an apprentice/trainee is terminated from an employer, the apprentice must contact the PHCC-GSA-PUAC Training Facility to determine future …

Does the apprentice/trainee get paid during his/her training?

Tracy Threlfall

Yes, the apprentice/trainee is paid for his training. Apprentices are paid according to the public works determinations for the county in which the work is performed. Trainees are paid according to the wages determined by his/her individual employer’s guidelines. The apprentice/trainee will receive periodic increases in pay, typically every 6 months, during the term of their training.

How long are the PHCC-GSA-PUAC Apprenticeship and Training Programs?

Tracy Threlfall

The PHCC-GSA-PUAC Apprenticeship Program is a four-year, state-approved apprenticeship program for those individuals who reside within the 47 northern counties of California. The PHCC-GSA-PUAC Plumbing Trainee Program is also a four-year program, and individuals throughout the state are welcome to participate.

What is Apprenticeship?

Tracy Threlfall

Apprenticeship is a systemized manner of training, encompassing both on-the-job training and classroom instruction. The apprentice/trainee will work a minimum of 7,200 on the job hours and must attend class for a minimum of 800 hours during their apprenticeship/training.