Career Opportunities: Pre-Apprenticeship program

The Pre-Apprenticeship program is designed to help applicants gain experience in the electrical construction industry and help prepare them to be the best applicant they can be. The duration of the program is approximately 8 weeks. Participants will meet at the Electrical Training Institute in San Diego each day and work through a nationally distributed curriculum created to provide an introduction to the electrical construction trade. Participants who complete the pre-apprenticeship program will benefit from a discount voucher for work boots, a Klein tool kit, a small monetary stipend as a reward for dedicating their time, and they will be dispatched to work for one of our signatory contractors (suggested as a CW1).

The basic entry requirements are the same as any of our apprenticeship programs. In fact, if a participant has already applied for one of our programs their accompanying documents can be copied over. Participants need:

  1. A completed application (Form 001)
  2. Social Security Card (proof of citizenship or residency status)
  3. Driver’s License (proof of ability to get to work)
  4. High School Diploma or GED
  5. Official high school transcripts
  6. A DD-214 Form or NGB-22 Form (if you are a veteran)

The 2nd Pre-Apprenticeship class is tentatively scheduled to take place this summer 2020.

Schedule for the upcoming program:

On-campus Classroom portion: (8-hour days from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm)      



Dispatch to the contractor’s as CW1:     


(participants will work for 2-40-hour weeks reported as part of this program,

then continue working after that, pending contractor need)


Final meeting and program recap:          



Click here to for application (Downloadable PDF)