Apprenticeship

"Training Tomorrow's Workforce"

The Schuster Concrete Construction Apprenticeship Program will take 2 years for an apprentice to complete. Each year will be comprised of 144 hours of classroom instruction, which will include practical application and theoretical aspects and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training. Apprentices will complete on-the-job training under the direct supervision of a skilled craftsman mentor. Milestones met during classroom instruction will coincide with the tasks completed on the job. Hourly wage increases will be based on hours completed. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a nationally recognized credential from the Department of Labor.

We don’t just learn one thing, we learn everything about the business. I did not have any construction experience before this program and now I have multiple certifications. They give you everything you need to grow.
— Sir Kevon (Fall 2017 Apprenticeship Class)

                       Apprenticeship Opportunities

Construction Craft Laborer

A construction craft laborer performs task involving physical labor at buildings, highways, and heavy construction projects. They may operate hand and power tools of all types such as air hammers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoist, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. They may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and assist other craft workers.

Requirements:

In order to be considered for enrollment into Construction Craft Laborer apprenticeship program candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide proof in the form of a birth certificate, driver's license, or selective service card
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be physical fit and capable of performing related job tasks
  • Must be able to pass a basic math test
  • Must be able to pass drug screening as part of our employment requirements
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and be able to commute to job sites as needed.