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Apprenticeship Programs

Earn While You Learn

Apprentices are paid to work and learn on the job. In addition to technical hands-on training received from their employer, apprentices receive IRSC instruction in related coursework to advance their knowledge, skills and abilities. 


Apprenticeship completers earn about $300,000 more, over the course of their carrers, than their non-apprentice peers in the same industry.—Apprenticeships USA

air conditioning repair

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Apprenticeship

Start a rewarding career that is increasingly in need of trained and licensed technicians, installers and trouble shooters. Applicants must be employed by a licensed contractor that sponsors the student throughout the three-year program.

piper aircraft apprentice

Aviation: Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship

The Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program offers students the chance learn all aspects of fabrication and assembly of aircraft. They attend technical classes and receive hands-on training designed to qualify successful program completers as  Journeymen in Aircraft Assembly. 

Contact Piper Aircraft, Vero Beach, Florida, at apprentice@piper.com

culinary apprentice

Culinary Operations Apprenticeship

Certified culinarians typically receive increased pay and are more in-demand employees. Those who successfully complete the one-year program receive a certificate from the State of Florida and IRSC. Apprentices are trained to be certified as ServSafe® managers.

Applicants must be employed by a qualified food-service establishment willing to sponsor the student and must be a member of the American Culinary Federation and registered as an apprentice.

Contact culinary@irsc.edu

electrician and van

Electrical Apprenticeship

This program is delivered in partnership with State of Florida-registered apprenticeship sponsors. It prepares students for advancement as residential or commercial electricians in the construction industry.

Successful completers receive a certificate of completion from the State of Florida and IRSC and are eligible to take the journeyman license exam. Applicants must be employed by a licensed contractor that sponsors the student throughout the three-year program.

pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

During this one-year program, students learn needed skills and knowledge to prepare them for national certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Apprentices receive paid, on-the-job training from their employers throughout the program.

plumbing

Plumbing Apprenticeship

This program is delivered in partnership with State of Florida-registered apprenticeship sponsors and prepares students for advancement as residential or commercial plumbers in the construction industry. 

Successful completers receive a certificate of completion from the State of Florida and IRSC and are eligible to take the journeyman license exam. Applicants must be employed by a licensed contractor that sponsors the student throughout the three-year program.

surgical technology

Surgical Technician Apprenticeship

The Surgical Technician Apprenticeship provides traditional instruction and an accelerated alternate delivery option where students receive credit for on-the-job training. Apprentices receive better access to high-demand jobs, higher wages, and a more secure career path.

welder

Welding Apprenticeship

Certified welders and fabricators received increased pay and are more in-demand employees.

Apprentices in this program must be employed with a local welding company that partners with IRSC. Those who successfully complete the program receive a certificate from the State of Florida and IRSC and are eligible to take an American Welding Society Welders Certification test.

yacht technician

Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship

The Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship infuses on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. Apprentices receive technical instruction by qualified instructors in the yacht industry to provide a solid foundation of the overall yacht service industry and prepare them to move from apprentice to technician. Upon completing the program, a nationally recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate is offered by the State of Florida.

For more information about IRSC Apprenticeship programs, call 772-462-4772.

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