Classes start the week of August 16, 2021
Employers... are you finding it increasingly difficult to recruit experienced, knowledgeable HVAC technicians? If so, then consider investing in your company’s future by training your own technicians through the MACCA Apprenticeship program.
The HVAC/R Apprentice program allows individuals to learn the skills required of the residential HVAC/R installation and service trade while working in a full-time paid employment position. Apprentices attend classes one night week and with on-the-job training from experienced HVAC journey-level technicians.
What is the MACCA Apprenticeship program? Florida Department of Education registered HVAC Apprenticeship program (#FL-001970020), established in November 1997, provides approved training in the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The program consists of 144 classroom hours and 2,000 on-the-job training hours per year, over a 3 year period. Graduation from the program allows the apprentice to take the optional State journeyman exam. All instructors are industry experienced and registered with the State. The program is administered through MACCA’s Apprenticeship Committee.
What are the Benefits to my Company? Participation in the program build highly-skilled employees, reduces turnover costs, increases productivity and creates company loyalty. Apprentice Graduates will also hold their EPA Certification, NATE Certification, HVAC Excellence Electrical and Heat Pump Certifications.
What will the Apprentices Learn?
What are my Company’s Responsibilities? Employers are asked to support the apprentice by ensuring their work hours allow for class attendance., provide the on-the-job training as specified by the program and select employees that have a desire to learn and become HVAC professionals.
What will the Apprentices Learn?
How Do I Enroll my Employees? Click on the enrollment / registration forms below. Registration takes place in July of each year and classes beginning in August.
What is the Cost? Per State requirement, employers pay the cost of the tuition and commit to paying a minimum pay rate determined by a local survey of journeymen wages.
What if I am not Currently Employed with an HVAC company? If you are currently not employed with an HVAC company and are interested in participating in the apprentice program, please click on the Non HVAC Employed Application and submit to us. The application is sent to area contractors. Those contractors who have an interest in the candidate will arrange for an employment interview. If the individual is hired and in the judgment of the employer is qualified for the program, he/she will be recommended as a candidate.. Non HVAC Employed Application
The HVAC apprenticeship program, sponsored by the Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA)
Click below to download the 2021 -2022 Apprenticeship Program Paperwork.
The paperwork needs to be completed in its entirety and signed
2021-2022 Apprentice Program Registration Forms
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Apprentices receive related instruction that complements on-the-job learning. This instruction delivers the technical, workforce, and academic competencies that apply to the job.