Step Up to Green Electrical and Plumbing
This eight-week pre-apprenticeship is a terrific entry into the field for women and men who want to get a ‘step up’ on their learning before making the longer-term commitment of a full apprenticeship for the electrical or plumbing fields. In partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the Plumber and Pipefitters Union (PPU), and the Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Works for Women can offer its participants a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the technical skills of both trades. In addition, participants will receive classes in employability skills and trainings related to these career tracks such as OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid, cover letter and resume work and applied math.
Successful graduates of the program will be eligible for direct entry into the PPU and for a direct interview into the IBEW. We work with our graduates for up to a year as they seek positions in the field or navigate their new jobs.
We look for participants who are interested in learning the trades and can commit to an intensive, eight-week program and begin work upon completion of the training. Additional eligibility guidelines include:
- 18 years or older by completion of the program
- GED or high school diploma (must provide transcripts prior to enrollment)
- Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
- Eligible to work in the United States
- For those interested in electrical work, must have a passing grade from one year of high school-level algebra