your first year of apprenticeship, you will attend
2 semesters of related training, each 4 months long,
2 nights a week. During the same period you will work
a typical 40 hour work week for your employer. Apprentices
start their training earning at least 50% of the average
Journeyman wage in Central Florida. The Journeyman
rate is adjusted annually and is derived from a survey
Participating Employers. The FEAT
program is known as an open shop or merit shop program.
This simply means that you will be paid based on your
first semester of school is "Construction Basics".
This class has 4 main goals:
your math skills
you basic electrical skills
the foundation for succeeding classes
safety and more safety
second semester will be "Direct Current Fundamentals".
In "Direct Current Fundamentals", you'll
start by learning atomic theory as it relates to electrical
energy. You'll work with Ohm's Law and Watt's Law
and learn how voltage and resistance affect current
and power. We'll show the different sources of power,
including the chemical source of batteries and electro-magnetic
production by generators. Sequence of your classes
may vary depending on your class locations.
first year of OJT will also be focused on the basics.
Depending on the jobsite you are assigned to, you
may be working on the underslab of a new building,
installing conduit (pipe for electrical wires) in
commercial buildings or installing boxes and wire
in a residential building.
you are progressing as expected, after approximately
6 months (1000 hours) of OJT you will advance to 55%
of the Journeyman wage. At the end of your first year
(2000 OJT hours) you will be at 60% of the Journeyman