What is the Apprenticeship?
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 835 Apprenticeship Program is a structured, four-year training program for individuals interested in a career as a Stationary Engineer. Each year is broken into a fall and a spring semester.
How long are the semesters?
Each semester consists of approximately 12 weeks, totaling with 72 hours of classroom time. Classes meet two evenings a week from 6:15 until 9:15. Upon placement, successful completion of each semester with a passing grade will advance the Apprentice to the next pay scale until he or she reaches Journeyman status..
Why is this important to me?
The field of a Stationary Engineer is forever changing with the advent of new technology, innovative building designs and automation, as well as energy conservation. There is a strong need for well-qualified, highly skilled and trained men and women seeking a career as a Stationary Engineer. Once an employer has an opening for an Apprentice, you will start your wage rate progression as follows:
Why is an Apprenticeship Program important to our Union?
This program is important for the overall growth and sustainability of our Union and it's members. In short, we need to remain competitive. Every major Labor Union in the United States has an Apprenticeship Program. The field of Stationary Engineers is no different. If we do not step-up and meet the challenge of today and tomorrow, it is possible that someone else, be they Union or Non-Union, will.