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The Apprentice Training Program is a program wherein
the apprentice is given the opportunity to earn while learning a trade.
The Apprentice receives school training as well as on the job training
for four years before graduating and becoming a Journeyperson.
Apprentices are required to attend school one week every three months, in a
daytime program and are paid by their contractor/employer while they are
Apprenticeship Wages Benefits, and Advancement
Apprentices start out at 35% of our Journeyperson
wage package which is $13.15 per hour, plus $11.23 in fringe benefits.
Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The work week consists of 40 hours; any work in excess of 8 hours per
day and Saturday is paid at the rate of time and one-half, Sundays and
holidays are paid at double time. There is a vacation fund included in
the wage structure. There are no paid holidays.
Apprentices are required to attend 160 hours per year of related
instruction for four years, provided by the Joint Apprentice and
in a daytime program located at the J.A.T.C. Training Center at 440 Barell
Ave., Carlstadt, NJ. Apprentices are paid by their contractor/employer
while they are attending school. Fringe benefit contributions are made
by the employer on behalf of apprentices to the following funds:
- Vacation Fund
- Health & Welfare Fund
- Pension Fund
- Annuity Fund
- Education Fund
- Local & National Industry Fund
- National Training Fund
After the first year and every twelve (12)
months thereafter, upon successful completion of two (2) terms, apprentices are
advanced both terms and receive a 10% pay raise.
Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 25 maintains jurisdiction over the work
being performed in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Somerset, Sussex,
Essex and Union Counties in Northern New Jersey.
For more information on apprenticeship programs, contact:
Robert Cooke, Apprentice & Training Coordinator.