SSC MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT OFFERS FOUR YEAR APPRENTICE PROGRAM
SSC Services for Education has a four-year apprentice program that requires taking 576 hours of academic classes and completing 8,000 hours of on the job training (OJT). Apprentices receive an USDOL Certificate of Completion when completing the program. Now they are qualified to take their Texas license test. We use on line training from Penn Foster and TPC to meet USDOL requirements. Each apprentice takes 50 examinations, must maintain a 70% average, and has a mentor to direct his OJT. Apprentice benefits include increasing skills, earning above average annual pay increases and receiving a good pay increase when obtaining a license. All license trade technicians have high job security because demand exceeds supply.
Presently, SSC College Station has 16 apprentices: four electricians, six HVAC and six plumbers. Each apprentice is assigned a mentor to direct their on the job training. Mentors provide a written evaluation from their apprentice annually.
Any maintenance technicians interested in this program should contact their supervisor for more information.