ACE: Apprenticeship, Trade & Industrial

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Newsletter - July 2013

Trade & Industrial

Trade and Industrial classes provide career exploration for persons considering a career in the trades, continuing education for licensed trades, cross training for trades with related tasks, and classroom credit for meeting the license exam requirements for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC-R trades. 

Apprenticeship:

Apprenticeship is a two-part training program consisting of classroom related instruction and on-the-job training (OJT). Apprenticeship related-instruction classes are designed to complement OJT provided by employers participating in the Virginia state registered apprenticeship program.

All classes are open to nonregistered apprentices. Each apprenticeship program has its own requirements in terms of hours and project completions. The work processes and curriculum for each program is listed in PDF format for you to view. Keep track of your work experiences on a work logacrobat.

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Employer Information:

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly-skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy through a combination of on-the-job training and theoretical classroom instruction. It is a win-win approach to workforce development for more than 13,000 apprentices throughout the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship currently meets the needs of approximately 2,000 Virginia sponsors who use custom programs to train their employees in a variety of occupations, ranging from high tech to highly-skilled trades.

Get details from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry about registering employees with an apprenticeship representative.

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Apprenticeship:

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      Programs:

        • Barbering (VA Licensure) | Curriculumacrobat
        • Building Maintenance
        • Carpentry
        • Cosmetology (VA Licensure) | Curriculumacrobat
        • Electricity (VA Licensure) | Curriculumacrobat
        • Glazier
        • Heavy Equipment Operator
        • HVAC-R (VA Licensure) | Curriculumacrobat
        • Millwright
        • Opticianary (VA Licensure) | Curriculumacrobat
        • Painting
        • Plumbing (VA Licensure) | Curriculumacrobat
        • Sheet Metal
        • Surveying (VA Licensure) | Curriculumacrobat

Credit-by-Exam:

        • A credit-by-exam (CBE) is designed to give advanced placement to students with prior training.
        • CBEs are optional.
        • Most exams take two hours to complete.
        • View the current credit-by-exam schedule.

Directed Study:

        • Virginia registered apprentices are eligible for individualized instruction and study of the related theory in trades for which there are two few apprentices for a unit class.
        • The student must be working in the trade of study.
        • Trades in our directed study program include, but are not limited to, millwright, glazier, and heavy equipment operator.

VA Licensure Exam Prep Programs:

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BROWSE COURSES ONLINE

          • TI05375 | CFC Certification Exam  
          • TI05388 | CFC Certification Exam Prep  
          • TI05416 | Journeyman Electrician's Exam Prep      
          • TI05348 | VA Contractor's Basic Business Course
          • TI05351 | VA Contractor's License Exam Prep         

Get information and forms from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation if you are seeking to be licensed in Virginia as a general contractor or a specific trade. 

Continuing Education/Recertification:

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) Authorized Provider

          • TI05275 | Electrician
          • TI05278 | Gasfitters
          • TI05276 | HVAC-R
          • TI05277 | Plumber

Professional Development:

          • TI05358 | Blueprint Reading
          • HM01626 | First Aid
          • HM01695 | Heartsaver CPR & AED
          • HM01798 | Heartsaver AED CPR in Spanish 
          • TI05389 | International Mechanical Code
          • TI08989 | OSHA Construction 10 Hour Outreach Training Program
          • TI08989 | OSHA Construction 20 Hour Upgrade

Career Exploration:

    Property Maintenance Technician Certificate Program


    Master general repair skills and construction-related tasks in order to properly maintain buildings. Successfully complete seven courses to receive this certificate. These classes are also open to anyone wanting to master skills for general home repairs.

    The certificate program registration fee ($50) is required in order to initiate record keeping for your transcript. Courses for certificate programs should be taken in the order listed. Courses can also be applied to more than one certificate program. This ACE certificate program is endorsed by the Northern Virginia Work Investment Board (NVWIB).

    Required Courses

    • CE01006 | Property Maintenance Technician Registration Fee ($50)
    • TI05581 | Drywall, Painting, and Waterproofing Workshop
    • TI05582 | Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
    • TI05583 | Nuts and Bolts of PMT Careers
    • TI05587 | Electrical Workshop: Maintenance & Repair
    • TI05590 | Plumbing Workshop: Maintenance & Repair
    • TI05595 | Door Locks Workshop: Installation Maintenance & Repair

    Optional Courses

    • TI05593 | Appliance Repair Workshop
    • TI05358 | Blueprint Reading
    • TI08989 | OSHA Construction 10 Hour Outreach Training Program
    • TI08989 | OSHA Construction 20 Hour Upgrade

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Last Updated

July 19, 2013