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Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program

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How to Apply

The first step in applying for the Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program begins with obtaining  a sponsorship request from your current signatory contractor/employer and approval from the Director of Training for an application.

IUOE Local 12 signatory contractors/employers must first send a sponsorship request by email to this address:  Upon approval, an application will be provided to the member.

The sponsorship request must contain the applicants name, address, phone number and email, and a current hour printout from the Operating Engineers Trust Funds office for verification of required hours. This can now be done online by going to Work History Report Request - Operating Engineers Trust Funds ( request will then be reviewed by the Director of Training and upon approval or denial of the request, the Operating Engineers Training Trust will send an email with further instructions to the applicant.

Application Submittal

Submittal includes a completed Apprenticeship application along with a current Union Membership card from IUOE Local 12.  The applicant will also be required to complete an online Sexual Harassment Prevention Training course and provide the completion certificate from the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).  DFEH Website for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training:

Apprenticeship Program Indentureship

Indentureship into the Operating Engineers Skilled and Trained Workforce Apprenticeship Program will be processed after approval by the Director of Training.  The approval process includes: The Apprentice will need to provide copies of a valid Birth Certificate, California Driver’s License, and Social Security Card. The Apprentice will also need to successfully pass (negative results) a substance abuse test, which will be scheduled for the apprentice by the Operating Engineers Training Trust.

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