For the first time in its history, Amteck is bringing a pre-Apprenticeship program on-site to a high school campus. Graduating seniors at Lake County High School who have expressed an interest in a career as an electrician will participate in a 10-week pre-apprenticeship program to learn the fundamentals of basic electricity and construction applications. Upon successful completion of the first 2 weeks of the pre-apprenticeship program, students will have earned approximately $500, receive a tool kit valued at $300, and the opportunity to continue the training at the Amteck Dyersburg facility.
Those continuing will be transported to Amteck’s Dyersburg facility on a daily basis for 8 weeks for additional hands-on experience in the shop, as well as, at local construction and/or manufacturing sites. This experience will also acclimate students to working with a “crew” and provide them an opportunity to earn an additional $2500. Amteck will evaluate the following qualities during the work experience:
• Be willing to submit to a drug test
• Arrive on-time
• Dress appropriately
• Be respectful
• Be proactive
• Be positive
• Work hard, work safely
Those who successfully complete the pre-apprenticeship work experience will be eligible for hire by Amteck. Upon supervisor recommendation, students will be accepted into the Registered Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman/Licensed Electrician.
The REAP program is jointly funded by the Northwest TN Workforce Board utilizing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds and Amteck. Work experience wages are subsidized by WIOA funds.
Since 1977, Amteck has built a reputation of delivering a quality product, in a cost-effective manner, while maintaining a safe work environment throughout a project’s duration. Amteck’s commitment to customer service, its safety program, and family atmosphere has grown the company into one of the most prominent electrical contractors in the southeast.
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