Apprenticeship Program Opening: August 2022 Application Period

Updated: Jul 25

The Southern California Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Program will be open for applications beginning August 16, 2022, at 7:00 am through August 30, 2022, closing at 3:30 pm.

Applications will be available “online only” at http://www.oett.net

Applications accepted will be limited to a pre-determined number based on industry demand for each district and apprentice classification on a first come, first served basis.

Please refer to our website at http://www.oett.net for complete details of the application process.

Prior to acceptance into the program, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be physically able to perform the work with or without reasonable accommodation;

  • Possess a high school diploma, GED equivalent or college degree;

  • An individual may submit an application at the age of 17 ½, but acceptance into the program will not occur until the age of 18;

  • Be legal to work in the United States;

  • Must have a valid state issued Driver’s License upon entrance into the program;

  • Must have suitable transportation to and from work and school;

  • Reside within the jurisdiction of Local 12 in Southern California;

  • Pass an entrance examination;

  • Pass a substance abuse test.

For more information about our Apprenticeship program including Applicant processes, please visit our website at www.oett.net/apprenticeship-home. The updated information contained in the "Apprenticeship" tab of our website should provide answers to most of your questions. Please visit our website frequently for any news on when the application process begins, including relevant information that is necessary for the opening. It is not necessary to call/contact our office at this time for more information.