Since 1999, Vermont Tech has partnered with the Vermont Department of Labor to manage the related instruction component of the Registered Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship programs. Through these programs, students meet the classroom requirement to sit for the Vermont State Journeyman Exam.
Classroom based instruction is traditionally held two nights per week at a local technical center, or college campus. During the 2019-2020 apprentice term, class locations are in in Barre, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Williston, and White River (Hartford). Each year, classes begin around Labor Day and run through mid-April. The classroom component is a total of 144 hours each year.
In addition to traditional classroom locations, Vermont Tech has worked to make attendance more accessible by utlizing our distance learning technology. Students in a distance learning environment meet one night per week online, and then one Saturday a month at Vermont Tech's Randolph Center campus. The 2019-2020 distance learning classes are offered for Levels 1 through 4 in Plumbing.
For more information about the Registered Apprenticeship program, or to enroll, please email Judy Bourbeau at the Vermont Department of Labor, or by phone at (802) 828-5250.