As the economy continues to expand and access to qualified, skilled workers becomes increasingly challenging, apprenticeship programs like the arborist apprenticeship are crucial to support employers in recruiting, training and retaining talent.
The Arborist Apprenticeship at Front Range Community College will provide post-secondary training for apprentices seeking to obtain skill sets necessary to work in the Colorado arborist industry. The apprenticeship will create a workforce pipeline for industry and provide a limited and required education serving underserved populations. Graduates will earn a transferable journey worker credential awarded by the US Department of Labor. The goal of the Sector Partnership is to register 15 apprentices this year.
FRCC is providing the related learning and is partnering with the Tree Care Industry Association and local subject matter experts to develop curriculum. The apprenticeship includes 6,000 hours of training with your Tree Care Employer and 450 classroom hours at Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colorado over the three-year period. 90% of your time will be spent on the job being taught and mentored by a Journeyman, learning such skills as:
For interested students/parents, please visit www.frontrange.edu/arborist