Apprenticeship is a proven workforce development solution that is helping industries recruit and develop well-trained workers in highly-skilled occupations.
Become an apprentice and earn wages and benefits as an employee while attending related training classes. Completion of the apprenticeship program provides a solid foundation for earning a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree.
Apprenticeship is not only on-the-job-training (OJT); it’s a career that requires an investment of time, resources, and dedication to the learning process. Apprenticeship is sponsored and supported by the employer, but made successful by the dedication of the apprentice. Apprentices must assume responsibility for their education and look to the employer for support and guidance.
UCC’s apprenticeship programs are regulated by the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries – Apprenticeship & Training Division (BOLI-ATD).
Apprenticeship programs start with apprenticeship committees. All employers of apprentices can become involved with an ongoing committee or they can organize a committee for a new apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship committees decide their current and future training needs and develop guidelines for their own programs. Consultants from the Bureau of Labor and Industries, who are familiar with industry standards and related training guidelines, work with the committees to develop their programs.
Today employers are meeting the future needs of their companies through established Apprenticeship Programs for their industry. A company needs to have a stable and reliable influx of personnel to rely upon as veteran employees (Baby Boomers) retire from the workforce. Apprenticeships allow employers the opportunity to build that skilled line of succession, so as their older talent leaves, the newer talent is incoming and ready to fill those roles with the required expertise to keep companies operating without issue. This means your targeted skills are likely to put you in a prime position to be the successor to a higher-ranking employee workforce trained in the industry standards.
Local apprenticeship committee members represent both labor and management of particular companies and work with the college to implement the apprenticeship programs. For more information about apprenticeship with FAQ, visit: OregonApprenticeship.org.
Local Apprenticeship Committees
Douglas Coos Curry Industrial TATC (MA 4007)
The Douglas Coos Curry Industrial TATC offers the following apprenticeships:
- Industrial Maintenance Machinist
- Industrial Maintenance Millwright
- Industrial Pipe-fitter
- Industrial Saw Filer
Each of these trades is a four-year program. Apprentices complete 8000 hours of OJT and 576 hours of related classroom training.
Roseburg Industrial Electrical JATC (MA 4011)
The Roseburg Industrial Electrical JATC offers the following apprenticeships:
This four-year program includes 8000 hours of OJT and 576 hours of related classroom training.
This two-year program includes 4000 hours of OJT and 288 hours of related classroom training.
Anti-Harassment Training & Posters
Sponsors require all Apprentices, Journey workers, Supervisors, Instructors, Program Administrators, Office/administrative support, and others who have regular interactions with apprentices to complete Anti-Harassment Training per guidelines outlined in the Oregon Plan. Additionally, all approved training sites will post anti-harassment posters in public areas of each training center.
For more information for sponsors on how to process an Anti-Harassment complaint, view/download the Anti-Harassment Complaint Process document.
For apprentices who wish to submit an Anti-Harassment complaint, please complete the Apprenticeship Complaint Form document.
UCC’s Role in Registered Apprenticeship
Community colleges in Oregon currently partner with Registered apprenticeship programs by providing the “classroom” or Related Training and Instruction (RTI) component of apprenticeship, assisting Registered Apprenticeship programs with financial, administrative, and compliance management, and by serving as a key point of recruitment and information about registered apprenticeship opportunities.
Community colleges benefit from this partnership too. Affiliation with and knowledge of local registered apprenticeship programs give colleges a way to offer more to both their student and employer communities. Registered apprenticeship is a proven tool to boost enrollments and improve student outcomes such as certificate and degree completion, in-demand skill acquisition, employability, and future earnings.