Apprenticeships

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What is an Apprentice?

An apprentice is a person, at least  sixteen (16) years of age, who is engaged in learning a recognized skilled trade through actual work experience under the supervision of a journey worker. Training is combined with classroom instruction and/or supplementary subjects to enhance the apprentice’s ability to be productive at his/her occupation. Miami Dade College apprentices must enter into a written agreement with the Miami Dade College GNJ – Apprenticeship Program, and be hired by a participating employer before beginning a Registered Apprenticeship.

Benefits

  • Paid college tuition
  • Paid employment while you train
  • Opportunities to pursue in-demand career tracks
  • Accelerated learning
  • College credit
  • Financial security
  • Real job experience

Why is the Apprenticeship Model a Great Way to Train?

  • Apprentice jobs are high-skilled, high-paying
  • Apprentices earn an average of $50,000+ a year after completion
  • Apprentices graduate debt free
  • Most apprentices complete their program of choice in 2 years or less
  • Apprenticeships are direct hires, not temporary employment

About the MDC Registered Apprenticeship Program Model

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MDC's Registered Apprenticeship Program is a combination of classroom instruction and work-based learning - under the guidance of a journeyworker – where apprentices learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Each program is customized by employers to reflect occupational industry standards. Registered Apprenticeships are highly structured and include a detailed outline consisting of minimum qualifications, learning outcomes, mentorship, progressive wages and culminating credentials.

 

Currently Accepting Applications

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Aircraft Structural Assembly and Fabrication Apprentice 

Program begins March 2020 and is designed for students interested in becoming aircraft technician Master Craftsmen. Includes paid on the job training, health insurance and other benefits.

Become an Apprentice

About the MDC Registered Apprenticeship Program Model

Two young adults looking at a server

MDC's Registered Apprenticeship Program is a combination of classroom instruction and work-based learning - under the guidance of a journeyworker – where apprentices learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Each program is customized by employers to reflect occupational industry standards. Registered Apprenticeships are highly structured and include a detailed outline consisting of minimum qualifications, learning outcomes, mentorship, progressive wages and culminating credentials.