Accepted Applicants

Conditions of the Program
Applicants that meet all eligibility requirements (which include passing the entrance examination) will be placed on the Accepted Qualified Applicants List.

When openings occur for apprenticeship positions (based on the availability of work in the field), the applicant(s) on the list will be contacted by telephone.

Note: It is extremely important that all applicants on the Accepted Qualified Applicants List immediately inform the Southern California Surveyors JAC of any change in contact information, e.g., telephone number, address, etc. We must have the changes in writing and you may fill out a contact form on our website.

Upon initial entry into the program, an applicant will be asked to provide all the required documents including: a current Driver’s License, Certified copy of their birth certificate, Diploma or equivalent (GED), Social Security card. Failure to provide required documents may be cause for rejection from the program.

Conditions of the Program

Once indentured, an apprentice will typically spend approximately three (3) years in the Apprenticeship Program. During this time, the apprentice will be guided by the assigned Apprentice Coordinator who will work with the apprentice to ensure proper training is taking place; that the apprentice is attending required classes and following all rules of the program; and most importantly, that the apprentice is earning income working for a union contractor while receiving on-the-job training.

On-the-job training positions are paid positions. Beginning apprentices will initially earn 42 percent of journeyperson scale with pay increases as on-the­ job experience progresses.

After 6,000 hours of on-the-job experience, in addition to completing all required related and supplemental instruction, an apprentice will graduate from the program, be released from the indenture agreement, and henceforth be classified as a journeyman.

Upon being dispatched to an employer, the qualified applicant will be indentured and officially become an apprentice. Indenturing is a State and Federally recognized procedure that essentially “binds” the apprentice to certain rules and procedures to remain in the Apprenticeship Program.  All of this will be fully explained at time of dispatch.