- Applicants must be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age. Each applicant shall be required to provide the Training Committee with a certified copy of a Birth Certificate.
- Education: All applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. Applicants must submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are veterans and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
Qualifications for Apprenticeship
- Employers may request an applicant from this pool list. the oldest applicant, based on date stamped on application, will be referred to the requesting employer and subject to apprenticeship coordinator approval.
- Applicant's prior work experience and training will be evaluated by the Committee at the time of indenture, and appropriate credit will be given toward a higher apprenticeship and/or wage bracket.
- Priority Referrals: The Committee may grant priority referrals into the apprenticeship program to person(s) who do not possess journeyman skills and who become members of the union as a result of a Union's organizational efforts. After evaluation by the Committee these individuals will be qualified and granted advanced credit for work and education experience based on their years of training in the industry and their educational background. This evaluation shall consist of a hands-on evaluation and interview occurring before referral is made. These individuals will be given equal consideration without regard to race, sex, or the program's eligibility list.
- Physical Requirements: Applicants shall be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation without endangering the health and safety of self and other fellow workers. All applicants shall pass drug and alcohol screening at a time and place determined by the Training Committee and obtain a medical examiners certificate as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations. Only those applicants selected for entry into the apprenticeship program will be required to take and pass the physical exam and the drug and alcohol test. The cost of the drug and alcohol test and physical exam is to be borne by the apprenticeship applicant.
- Aptitude Testing: Applicants may be subject to an aptitude test and must pass each section to insure they are able to comprehend the material they will learn.
- Drivers License: Applicants must have had a Class "C" Drivers License for at least one year and maintain that license and any other class of drivers license obtained in the program for the duration of the program.
- Clean Diving Record: Applicant must furnish a State of California Motor Vehicle report with the application that includes a clean 10yr driving record. (The cost of the report is to be borne by the applicant.)
- English Proficiency: All applicants must be able to speak and write proficiently in the English language.
- Apprenticeship Employment Standards:
Teamsters Joint Council 42
Teamsters Local 166
Teamsters Local 186
Teamsters Local 381
Teamsters Local 848
Christopher S. Griswold
Teamsters Local 986
Teamsters Local 87
Joint Council 42's,
Construction Teamsters Apprenticeship Program of Southern California
covers Locals 986, 36, 186, 848, 166, 831, and 87
and the areas of
Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Kern County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Imperial County
A California State Registered Apprenticeship Program
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