“The apprenticeship program was challenging, but in a way that was doable and kept me excited about the next day. I never felt bored or like we were repeatedly going over the exact same thing.”
“I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn about and work with equipment I would otherwise not have access to. The support of the staff and the skills I learned gave me access to a rewarding career path.”
“The program was rigorous and introduced me to more technologies surrounding the field than I could have ever anticipated. I look forward to walking through the new doors it’s opened.”
What you'll learn in the 12-week pre-apprenticeship program:
The pre-apprenticeship program utilizes the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum of the NABTU - North America's Building Trades Unions, to help hands-on problem-solvers enter a new career path through accelerated, bootcamp training and introductions to local building trades opportunities.
Register for the free info session above to begin the process
Learn about the 12 week MC3 Multi-Caft Core pre-apprenticeship program
Submit a short online application -- we’ll invite you to a video interview
4. Video Interview
Interview with our team. This will help us get to know you, and make sure you’d be a good fit for MC3
If you're a good fit, we’ll invite you to attend the 12 week pre-apprenticeship training
Graduate and interview for a paid apprenticeship in the building & construction trades on the Central Coast!
What type of students are you looking for?
Our primary focus is students with a great attitude and an openness to learn new skills. We don’t require existing tech or mechanical skills. Targeted students range from recent high school graduates hoping to find a well paying career without taking on student loan debt, Community College students looking to add to the skills they’ve learned and find a career that can grow with them, community members wanting to stay in SLO but needing a different career path to land a job here, to mom’s wanting to re-enter the workforce to veterans.
Why should I join an apprenticeship?
If you are someone who enjoys working in a team, problem-solving, and learning new skills, the SLO Partners Apprenticeship program offers an opportunity to enter a career path with the potential to earn head of household income, right here on the Central Coast.
The local industry is growing rapidly, and in desperate need of motivated, reliable and ambitious individuals to help them grow.
The SLO Partners program provides the foundational training these employers are looking for, and creates connections between our bootcamp graduates and the manufacturing business community.
We’ve helped dozens of local community members level-up their skills and find a new career path.
How much can I earn?
Apprenticeship and journeyman wages vary based on the trade you pursue after the program, but are strong and generally come with strong benefits including full medical and pensions. One example of the plumbers and pipe-fitters apprenticeship starts at $22/hr for a first-year apprentice, along with a $6/hr benefits package, and after the 4th year on the job, the total hourly wage including benefits is approximately $78/hr.
What is the class schedule?
The course takes place over 12 weeks (120 hrs total) starting June 1st
Meetings are two evenings per week from 530-830 via Zoom
3 half-day Saturday meetings in-person at different union halls to see and experience different trades