WATERBURY — W.F. Kaynor Technical High School will open a new, state-approved school for adult apprenticeship training this month. Related-instruction classes will be offered in the licensed trade areas of electrical, barbering, heating\cooling, plumbing and sheet metal. Registration is set for 5 to 7 p.m. January 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15 at Kaynor Technical High School, 43 Tompkins St.
The apprenticeship training program is run by the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, which operates seven training programs across the state. Both registered and non-registered apprentices may apply.
“We are looking for students who are currently working in a bona-fide apprenticeship program, or students who are looking to gauge if working in a licensed trade is something they are interested in pursuing,” said CTECS director of apprenticeship programming Pat Ciarlegio.
“Working with our partners at the Department of Labor, we identified Waterbury as being an area that is underserved. As such, CTECS is very excited to offer Connecticut’s workforce this exciting opportunity.”
CTECS’ low-cost apprenticeship program utilizes only state Department of Consumer Protection instructors with extensive real-life work experience in the trades.
Coursework offered is aligned to industry needs and licensure requirements according to the state Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training and the DCP Occupational Licensing Department.
Students who complete all licensed category coursework will graduate with the related instruction hours required for their trade area, and the knowledge and skills necessary to become licensed with the DCP.
Non-registered apprentices may apply the earned credit to future apprenticeship requirements.
Classes will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning January 21.