Apprenticeships 2018-04-03T07:08:34+00:00

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a formal method of training in a skilled occupation, craft, or trade.

Apprentices learn occupations through a structured program of on-the-job training with related classroom technical instruction.

The United States Department of Labor recognizes more than 250 apprenticeable occupations. Most apprenticeships are in construction, manufacturing, transportation, and services. For other occupations, such as carpenters, bakers, and machinists, apprenticeship is one of several options for training.

For some skilled-trade occupations, such as plumbers and electricians, apprenticeship programs are the primary way to get training. See Occupations linked in the Related Information area for a list of these occupations.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Below is a list of a few apprenticeship opportunities. To get a more detailed list visit the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) office nearest you.

Opening Announcement


PDF: HVAC Announcement with App 8_ 22 – 9_ 7 2016. (002)

Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship

Dennis R Mask
Business Agent
Direct Line: (503) 612-4948
Cell Phone: (503) 616-1062
Main Office: (503) 691-5700
20210 S.W. Teton Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97062

Sheet Metal Institute

Kevin Roth
Training Coordination
(503) 257-1022 ext.236
2379 NE 178th Avenue
Portland, OR 97230