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Apprenticeship training is a formal system of acquiring the skills required for a particular occupation. Participants are signatory to a three way agreement between the Department of Labor, their employer (sponsor), and themselves (apprentice). In addition to receiving 2,000 hours per year of supervised on the job training, the apprentices are required to attend school for a minimum of 150 hours per year.

Apprenticeship and School Information 

Trade Extension classes are available to adult students who wish to take courses necessary to meet their individual needs. Trade Extension students attend the same classes and receive the same 150 hours per year classroom instruction as Apprentices.

Various trade unions and associations offer courses at their own facilities. Information regarding these courses may be obtained by contacting the specific organization.

The following list contains the courses available directly through the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District.

Apprenticeship and Trade Extension Training:

Construction Trade Curriculum has been developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).


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