Apprenticeship is career preparation. It blends learning on the job with learning in the classroom. Most formal apprenticeships are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the journey worker receives a certificate which is recognized nationwide as a training standard for that occupation. There are over 850 registered apprenticeships with the Department of Labor in the areas of arts; business and administrative support; construction, installation, maintenance, and repair, including telecommunications and power plant operations; production; science, drafting, and computing; service.
BCIT has been working with unions, private employers, and trade organizations over the years to provide our students the opportunity for apprenticeships in their chosen career major. BCIT has recently partnered with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in the development and deployment of the National Information Technology Apprenticeship System (NITAS) which is a nationwide effort to apply the model of apprenticeship training to the IT industry.
For further information about NITAS, contact Dr. Fred Aiken at 609-267-4226 extension 335. If you are interested in other apprenticeship programs in Burlington County contact Mr. John Karaska, County Apprentice Coordinator, at 609-654-0200 extension 544.