AGC Apprenticeship

About the Program

San Diego Associate General Contractors (AGC) Apprenticeship Program is designed to meet the needs of open shop contractors who want to train apprentices on State of California public works projects, Federal Davis-Bacon, and private construction projects throughout California.

The program has been approved by the State Division of Apprenticeship Standards and Federal Department of Labor for the following trade classifications: carpenter, cement mason, drywall lather, drywall finisher, heavy equipment operator, painter, and laborer.

The program offers practical on-the-job training combined with classroom instruction. The duration of the program is between 2-4 years, depending upon the craft. Upon successful completion, apprentices graduate and are awarded certificates by the AGC and the state. These completion certificates are recognized by the industry as valid indicators that an apprentice has completed training that meets industry standards of occupational proficiency.