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Skilled and Trained Workforce Requirements (NorCal)

Accelerated Training Programs

Determine which accelerated apprenticeship training programs are available in your region. Find your trade below to get started!

Have questions? Contact Bryan Mathews, Director of Field Services & Compliance, at mathewsb@agc-ca.org or 661.487.5047.

Carpenters / Pile Drivers / Millwrights 46 Counties

Ready to take the next step in your career? Use the link below to learn more about the Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California​!

Skilled & Trained Workforce Requirements

  • Minimum Hours Worked Requirement – 12,000 hours logged after 2006 & hours worked in current year; Carpenter Trust Fund to verify work hours.
  • Process for Enrollment – Member/Contractor Application.
  • Length of Accelerated Apprenticeship – Minimum 6 months for State Certificate, 12 months for Federal Certificate.
  • Required Apprenticeship Course Work Hours – 140 Hours.
  • Accelerated Program Details – 3rd party training certificates are accepted for minimum required class construction on case-by-case basis.

Cement Masons

Ready to take the next step in your career? Use the link below to learn about the Northern California Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee!

Skilled & Trained Workforce Requirements

  • Minimum Hours Worked Requirement – 4,200 hours.
  • Process for Enrollment – Member application.
  • Length of Accelerated Apprenticeship – Minimum 6 months & 700 work hours.
  • Required Apprenticeship Course Work Hours – 72 hours.
  • Accelerated Program Details – Must attend all scheduled classes.

Laborers

Ready to take the next step in your career? Use the link below to learn about the Northern California Laborers Training Center!

Skilled & Trained Workforce Requirements

  • Minimum Hours Worked Requirement – 4,000 hours verified by local union.
  • Process for Enrollment – Employer to complete designated work agreement.
  • Length of Accelerated Apprenticeship – Minimum of 6 months & 1,000 work hours.
  • Required Apprenticeship Course Work Hours – 40 hours.
  • Accelerated Program Details – Any 40-hour certified training / state recommended safety work: OSHA 10, 1st Aide-CPR, Traffic Control, Flagging & Confined Space

Operating Engineers Local 3

Ready to take the next step in your career? Use the link below to learn about the California Operating Engineers Journeymen and Apprentice Training Center​!

Skilled & Trained Workforce Requirements

  • Minimum Hours Worked Requirement – 6,400 minimum hours equipment Operator; 8,400 minimum hours crane & HDR
  • Process for Enrollment – Employer to complete agreement packet for Advanced 2 Training / Member to complete application process
  • Length of Accelerated Apprenticeship – Minimum of 7 months and 1,000 work hours
  • Required Apprenticeship Course Work Hours – Waived
  • Accelerated Program Details – Log work hours with apprenticeship program

Teamsters

Skilled & Trained Workforce Requirements

  • NA – Northern California Teamsters do not currently have a state approved apprenticeship program.

2021 Legacy Sponsors

HCSS Construction Management Software
McCarthy Building Companies
Nor-Cal Pipeline Services