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Apprenticeships are the gold-standard of “earn and learn” for workers and career seekers to achieve their career goals with competitive wages.

An Apprentice Receives

  • A paying job; and,
  • On the job training; and,
  • Classroom instruction earning FREE college credit, either on or off campus; and,
  • A portable, nationally-recognized credential in an industry.

Apprenticeship Occupations at LPC

  • Construction Laborer
  • Marine Service Technician

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Become an Apprentice

Apprenticeship opportunities are offered through employers or program sponsors and apprenticeship courses are limited to registered apprentices. Follow these steps to become one.

STEP 1: Review the program sponsor list and find an occupation you'd like to pursue.

Construction Craft Laborer

The Laborers’ apprenticeship program is for those with little or no experience in the construction trades who want to begin a career as a Construction Craft Laborer. The Program allows apprentices to perform many of the types of construction performed by Laborers such as pouring concrete, laying asphalt, installing storm drains and water mains, working on bridges and driving tunnels. Laborers also perform many safety-related duties such as flagging and traffic control. Apply through Northern California District Council of Laborers. or 

Marine Service Technician

A Marine Technician is a craftsperson skilled in the building, maintenance and repair of pleasure boats. This is a 15-month program with the apprentices being paid from day one of their training. Nine months are spent at the Spaulding Marine Center, in Sausalito, learning shop safety & tool skills while gaining familiarity to all parts of a boat including propulsion, marine carpentry, electrical systems and plumbing. The last six months are spent rotating through a variety of employer boatyards in the Bay Area hardening skills in the industry. College credit and a certificate is automatically earned with completion of the program.  Apply through the Spaulding Center during open application periods.

STEP 2: To apply, contact the program sponsor from the list above and get accepted into their program.

STEP 3: The program will setup your on-the-job training and classroom instruction.