Pre-Apprenticeships

Pre-apprenticeships are designed to prepare individuals for success in Registered Apprenticeship programs through industry-based training and classroom instruction. In order to be recognized as a quality pre-apprenticeship, a program must have a documented partnership with at least one Registered Apprenticeship program sponsor.

Pre-apprenticeships provide necessary prerequisite skills and knowledge through:
    • An approved training curriculum based on industry standards
    • Educational and pre-vocational services
    • Hands-on training
    • Assistance with applying to Registered Apprenticeship programs
Pre-apprenticeship training is a great way for participants to:
  • Explore career options
  • Qualify for direct entry into a Registered Apprenticeship program
  • Benefit from classroom and industry-based training
  • Ease their transition from school into the workforce
  • Improve basic literacy and math skills
  • Advance into a Registered Apprenticeship program

Pre-apprenticeships foster a sense of personal independence in apprentices while they work towards direct entry into a Registered Apprenticeship program.


INFORMATION FOR GUIDANCE COUNSELORS

For many high school students, youth apprenticeship programs are a viable alternative to a four-year degree. These opportunities allow students to:

  • Earn a paycheck
  • Earn college credit
  • Further their education without going into debt
  • Gain access to a long-term career pathway

Available Pre-Apprenticeships

  • Carpenter’s Training Fund of Louisiana

    Carpenter

    • The Carpenters Training Fund of Louisiana offers both an in-house pre-apprenticeship and a program based in high schools through their Career and Technical Education Partners. Both of these programs offer advanced credit and direct entry into the Carpenters Registered Apprenticeship program.

    Contact Information:

    Expected Salary Range in Registered Apprenticeship:

    • Starting Wage – $10/hour
    • Wage After Completion: $20.46/hour
  • The United Hands Youth Center

    Medical Billing and Coding

    • The United Hands Youth Center works with Central Louisiana Technical Community College to provide pre-apprenticeship training for their program. After completion of the pre-apprenticeship, individuals will receive a Medical Office Assistant credential and will be granted direct interview into the United Hands Youth Center’s Registered Apprenticeship program.

    Contact Information:

    Expected Salary Range in Registered Apprenticeship:

    • Starting Wage – $9/hour
    • Wage After Completion: $15/hour
  • Diesel Driving Academy

    Truck Driver

    • DDA is a Pre-Apprenticeship program for Schneider Trucking’s National Registered Truck Driving Apprenticeship Program. Those completing DDA’s 4 week Pre-Apprenticeship will be granted direct interview with Schneider Trucking.  

    Contact Information:

    • Program Sponsor: Diesel Driving Academy
    • Email: bab@dda.edu
    • Phone: 318-636-6300

    Expected Salary Range in Registered Apprenticeship:

    • Starting Wage – $ 20/hour
    • Wage After Completion: $25/hour