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Preapprenticeship


Ken Olsen
Program Director
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 754
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Apprenticeship: 850-245-0454
Phone: 850-245-9039
Fax: 850-245-9010

Registered preapprenticeship programs provide an avenue for both adults and youth who are at least 16 years old to become qualified to enter registered apprenticeship programs. Preapprenticeship programs are sponsored and operated by registered apprenticeship programs in the same trade or trades.

District school boards and community colleges are often involved in preapprenticeship programs, assisting sponsors in providing related technical instruction. Programs for high school students may begin in the junior year and may include on the job training with participating employers. Adult programs may include GED completion, as well as technical instruction and on the job training.

After completing their programs, preapprentices may be granted preference for entry into registered apprenticeship programs. They may also receive credit towards the completion of their registered apprenticeship program, often shortening the program length by as much as a year.