Apprenticeship Program

In today’s competitive construction industry it is extremely important for any successful contractor to plan strategies for training and developing a professional group of employees. Branco is a certified apprenticeship training company through the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training – United States Department of Labor. We have sponsored countless apprentices in the program since its inception in 1993. We believe in the “grow your own employees” theory. These apprentices not only learn skills in their classroom hours, they benefit by working alongside journeymen carpenters in on-the-job training. These journeymen are valuable assets to our organization and the experience and knowledge passed on to our apprentices is priceless. It’s a Win-Win proposition. The apprentice gains in the personal growth, education and development of a trade, while Branco gains a valuable and skilled employee.

The best part about our apprenticeship program – you get hands-on training and GET PAID for it.  When you graduate from our apprenticeship program, you will be a Certified Journeyman Carpenter through the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.  We invest into our employees because we understand the value of proper training and having quality employees.

In 2015, Branco partnered with Crowder College for the administration of the Apprenticeship Program, allowing apprentices to be able to earn college credit through Crowder.  At the end of the program, apprentices have the option to receive a college certificate.   This program is the first of its kind in the country, and Branco was awarded the “Distinguished Business Award” by the Missouri Community College Association for its ground-breaking efforts in forging a path for the Apprenticeship Program.

Apprenticeship Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must not have more than a 10% disability
  • Must be drug-free (Random drug testing is enforced)
  • Must be able to lift at least 100lbs and pass a physical fitness test

Program Overview

This is a 4-year program that consists of on-the-job training and attending class one night per week in the spring and fall semesters.  Classes are typically held at Crowder College.  Remote learning capabilities have recently been put in place for apprentices who are working on job sites outside of travel distance to Crowder.  Topics discussed in class may include safety, carpentry, concrete work, plan reading, and many other topics. Credit may be given to the apprentice for prior experience on a case-by-case basis. The apprentice would then be given advanced standing in the program.

How to Apply

To apply for our apprenticeship program, head over to our Online Application, and when asked what position you are applying for, type in “Apprenticeship Program”.

Apprenticeship Program