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Apprenticeship

Orange Technical College (OTC), part of Orange County Public Schools, offers dozens of career training and apprenticeship programs. For more than 85 years, we've been committed to student success in Central Florida. We have campuses conveniently located throughout the area in Orlando, Winter Park, and Westside.

Our mission is to provide an atmosphere of unified learning and skills development, through classroom instruction and “on-the-job” experience, assuring a lifelong earning opportunity to a diverse community.

Registered apprenticeship programs combine no-cost training and paid employment. Each year of technical apprenticeship training results in an hourly pay rate increase and higher status within the skilled trade community. Upon completion of a full apprenticeship program, an apprentice becomes a "Journeyman" or "Master" of the craft and is considered to be at the highest level of the industry.

The global marketplace is expanding and needs new professionals who are trained and ready for career opportunities that offer personal and professional growth. Orange Technical College campuses are providing that training for tens of thousands of students in Central Florida.

Apprentices enrolled at public institutions are exempt from paying application, registration, tuition, and lab fees. A written agreement between the apprentice and the employer ensures that the apprentice becomes skilled in the occupation.

Unlike other career training programs offered at OTC, apprentices are selected by employers/sponsors based on specific criteria defined in standards of registered apprenticeship programs approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and Florida Department of Education.

How to Become an Apprentice

Check with the admissions office at any of the Orange Technical College campuses. Potential candidates must apply for registered apprentice positions. Admission requirements and eligibility vary by program because program sponsors define them according to their specific training needs and the availability of employment opportunities. Federal law defines minimum requirements and mandates that selection criteria be job related.

Certifications earned through registered apprenticeship programs are recognized nationwide. Apprentices who complete registered apprenticeship programs are accepted by the industry as journeymen.

Apprenticeship Sponsor Website Contact MF O W WP
A/C, Refrigeration & Heating Technology OPP JATC local803.org 407-851-7370 X
A/C, Refrigeration & Heating Technology ACCA-CF accacf.com 407-905-2074 X
Brick and Block Masonry MAFI 407-251-6050 X
Central Florida Building Maintenance CFBMA 407-905-2003 X
Central Florida Mechanical CFM JATC cfmjac.org 407-438-3211 X
Child Care Educators Apprenticeship CCCEAP / GNJ 407-246-7060 ext. 4831 X
Electrician FEAT featschool.org 407-438-3328 X X X
Electrician CFE JATC cfelectricaljatc.org 407-678-3373 X
Fire Sprinkler System Technology FSF JATC sprinklerfitters821.org 1-800-577-0821 ext. 4 X
Industrial Pipefitter OPP JATC local803.org 407-851-7370 X
Plumbing Technology OPP JATC local803.org 407-851-7370 X
Plumbing Technology PIPE 407-905-2018 X
Structural Steel Work Worker MFI JAC ironworkers808.com 407-859-0321 X
MF = Mid Florida     O = Orlando     W = Westside     WP = Winter Park

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