Apprentices are paid to learn a new trade, spending about 80% of their time on the job, working alongside a Journeymen and 20% of their time getting supplemental instruction in a classroom. You gain work experience, learn the skills you need, and finish your apprenticeship as a certified tradesperson ready to be hired.

Apprenticeship opportunities are regularly shared on the WOJRC Facebook page.

District Council 16 Apprenticeship Program

Accepts apprenticeship applicants for the finishing trades: drywall, floor covering, glazing, commercial and industrial painting, and highway stripping. For more information, visit or call 510-785-8467.

Iron Workers Local 377/378

Accepts apprenticeship applicants in the ironworking trade. For more information visit or call 707-746-7666.

LiUNA Laborers Local 304

Accepts apprenticeship applicants that will be part of a national laborers union. For more information visit or call 510-581-9600.

California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association

Visit for a list of all the different trades and apprenticeship program offered.