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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Traveler Update on Coronavirus

Skilled Trades Apprentice Program

Your Journey Begins With Us!

Develop your passion into a career with The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s Skilled Trades Apprentice Program.  Build a lucrative career while working in the Mid-Atlantic’s busiest airports at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport.
 

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What is an Apprenticeship?

 

An apprenticeship provides job seekers opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in a high-demand career.  Individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. The apprenticeship exemplifies high standards, instructional rigor and quality training.

MWAA Apprenticeships are offered in the following occupations:  Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing-Pipefitting, Structural Maintenance, and Heavy Equipment Maintenance.

Registered Apprenticeships are four years in length. Upon completion of the required on-the-job training and related instruction, the registered apprentice is eligible for Journeyperson license. A journeyperson is nationally recognized as having a well-rounded ability in all aspects of the trade.

Why become an Apprentice?

 

  • Opportunity to learn a skilled-trade by working alongside a skilled Journeyperson.
  • Earn a salary while working and attending school with wage increases as you develop your trade.
  • Gain technical knowledge by attending a trade school
  • Receive a nationally recognized credential upon completion of the program.
Details of MWAA’S Apprenticeship:

 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) at the time of hire.
  • Must have completed at least one trades course (Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, and Automotive Mechanics) in high school; and/or currently enrolled in an accredited degree/certificates program at a trade school.
  • Must possess a state driver’s license in good standing at the time of hire. (Depending on assignment, you may be required to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license.
  • Able to successfully complete an Airports Authority background investigation incorporating a full employment history check, credit check, criminal history records check, and a driving records check.
  • Selection process encompasses skills testing and a structured interview
  • Typically apprentices work during the day and attend school at night.
  • Apprenticeship training includes (4) years on-the-job training and technical instruction
  • As your skills increase, you will receive increases in wages.
  • MWAA offers a competitive benefits package

 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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