What Is An Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship combines on-the-job and classroom training, preparing the apprentice for a career as a skilled craftsman. Apprentices work during the day at training assignments with contractors (employers), who pay the apprentice directly for time worked. Apprentices may be sent to work anywhere in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Apprentices attend school two nights per week two semesters during the year (SDETC operates on a tri-semester year). Our apprenticeship classes are credited through Palomar College, San Marcos, California. All classes are held in classrooms and labs at our training facility in San Diego and/or Imperial Valley.

Key Benefits

  • Pay, with regular increases, for on-the-job training plus benefits

  • College credit for classroom training

  • Graduate as a Journeyman Inside Wireman, Journeyman Sound Technician or Streetlighting, Traffic Signal and Underground Systems Journeyman Technician

  • No tuition for schooling

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