Apprenticeship Related Training

Apprenticeship Related Training

A big thank you to…

The Klamath and Lake County Training Agents currently participating in the Klamath Community College Apprenticeship Program:

 “Apprenticeship programs provide a pathway to middle and high wage jobs without having to incur student loan debts.”
- Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle
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Learn both on the job and in a classroom setting under a trade professional/craftsman. Through our apprenticeship training classes you can prepare for the National Electrical Code exam, Uniform Plumbing Code test or learn industry fundamentals.

Q & A 

+ How do I apply for an apprenticeship program?
+ How long must I wait for an opening?
+ How long must I serve as an apprentice?
+ What occupations are available?
+ Can I expect steady work as an apprentice?
+ How much pay does an apprentice receive?
+ Are apprentices required to attend school?
+ Are there age limits for apprentices?
+ What are the minimum educational requirements for apprenticeship?
+ Who can apply for apprenticeship?
+ Who pays for classroom training?
+ What other costs must be paid by the apprentice?
+ What are some of the career opportunities open to journey workers?
+ How do I prepare for apprenticeship?
+ How do I receive my on-the-job training?
+ What is my relationship with the apprenticeship committee?
+ Courses
+ Distance Education
+ Applications
+ Transfer & Articulations

Median Annual Salary

United States:
Oregon State:
Klamath Region:

Prospective Jobs

Electrician Plumber Pipefitter
Machinist Journeyman Electrician Millwright Professional

2019-2029 Employment Projection

19.3% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:


All data was gathered from
the State of Oregon Employment Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Data provided for an electrician position. For a different employment forecast, visit the State of Oregon Employment Department.

Student Spotlight

John Turnage became interested in electrical work when he was nine years old. His parents were building a home when his father leaned over to him and said, “Son, you see that electrician; I think you would be good at that.” John’s father knew he loved working with his hands, and that he equally hated the idea of taking over the family accounting business. Nineteen years later, John’s father was not wrong. He was able to see that sitting behind a desk balancing numbers was not the career for John.

John’s curiosity about the electrical trade grew, and in high school he received an opportunity to participate in a shadow day with Larry Hand from Quality Electric. That shadow day turned into a part-time job running electrical parts to their crew after school.

Once John graduated high school, he applied for the electrical apprenticeship program at KCC. After waiting on the apprenticeships list for a year, Don Gruener with Preferred Electric pulled him, and he began his apprenticeship. Two years into the apprenticeship John found himself back at Quality Electric to get more commercial and industrial training. John finished the apprenticeship through KCC and eventually went on to get his supervisors license.

In the spring of 2013, John started his own electrical company, Western Electric Inc. Since starting the business, John has pulled four apprentices off the list at KCC and got them started in their electrical careers. Apprenticeships offer valuable skills, hands-on learning, without the debt incurred by traditional education. Although John did not inherit his family’s accounting business, he knows apprenticeships are a good financial decision. John was able to get a great paying job without incurring school debt and now offers the same opportunity to others.