“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.”  Benjamin Franklin
Matiak Foundation plans to offer apprenticeship programs for skilled trade industries. The demand for skilled trade workers is at an all-time high. Yet we have individuals in our community unsure of their next steps and unaware of the opportunities available to them. By educating and empowering these individuals who want to work and need to work, partnering them with industry experts and assisting in job placement, we are creating solid career pathways and opportunity for long term sustainability.  Initial offerings are to include core competencies for HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and General Construction. Students will have the opportunity to be employed as apprentices with local industry experts where they will receive on the job training- “Earn as you Learn”. Students will divide their time each week between classroom, labs and on the job training. Students will also be partnered with mentors to encourage them on this journey.

HVAC: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Technicians install, maintain and repair systems in residential homes and businesses. HVAC technicians are knowledgeable in the areas of understanding building plans, wiring, piping, troubleshooting and enjoy math and science.

Plumbing: Plumbers design and install piping systems that distribute water and remove waste from building. Plumbers are knowledgeable in water distribution, reading blueprints, local ordinances and regulations, mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, welding and soldering.

Electrical: Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, factories as well as make repairs to different types of machinery. Electricians are knowledgeable in reading technical diagrams and blueprints and understanding relevant codes.

General Construction: Construction is a very progressive field, where many start out in manual labor and with hard work and perseverance are presented with opportunities for advancement, possibly even leading a construction project. General contractors have a basic understanding of all components (carpentry, masonry, concrete finishing, electrical work, HVAC, and plumbing) along with different phases of a project from start to finish.

If you are interested in signing up for one of our apprenticeship programs please sign up here. Once the form is open, fill it in completely and PRINT it out. 
If you are interested in hiring one of our apprentices, please sign up here.

Matiak Foundation is an accredited training unit providing NCCER curriculum.