Training Phase starts the semester after Explore Phase—equal to the 11th week of the apprenticeship and continues for 15 weeks. This section of the program is split between 180 hours of instruction time and 128 hours of an on-the-job paid internship.
During weeks 11 through 14, Apprentices only participate in hands-on instruction at the Academy Lab 3 days each week. Here, they earn an OSHA-10 safety certification and begin working towards industry-recognized HBI and ICC certifications.
Starting at week 15, Apprentices begin integrating on-the-job internships into their training. By this time, each apprentice will have received 130 hours of Academy instruction. Apprentices interview with Employer Partners and are selected into paid internship programs.
During weeks 15 through 18, apprentices spend 3 days at the Academy and 1 day at their internship each week. During weeks 19 to 24, apprentices spend 2 days at the Academy and 2 days at their internship each week.