Are You Apprentice Ready?

Being a Local 11 Apprentice means:

  • Having a good work ethic.
  • Possessing a positive attitude.
  • Listening and learning on the job and in school.
  • Working with others as a team to build the project.
  • Following directions of crew leaders regardless of the way they are given.
  • Having aptitude for the trade/ occupation and some work history (paid or unpaid).
  • Having some experience doing construction, production or other comparable work or transferable skills.
  • Having proven potential to be a good worker. Any continuous employment or training with a good attendance record can indicate this, even if not related to the trade/ occupation.
  • Having the necessary physical condition. Some apprenticeships require both physical strength and endurance. In those that do, you must be able to work in a physically demanding environment for extended periods of time in all weather conditions. Ability to work at heights and in enclosed areas and are safety conscious in all work.
  • Being drug free and can pass drug/ alcohol test that are given randomly to workers.

Visit the OPCMIA Apprentice website to learn more about

what it takes to become an Apprentice.