Apprenticeship Program

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The Indiana University Apprenticeship Program (IUAP) was established in 1978 to develop qualified, skilled craft workers for the IU Bloomington Physical Plant Department. The IUAP offers participants the opportunity to advance their careers through full-time, four-year apprenticeships in the Physical Plant department. At the end of four years, successful apprentices are certified through the Department of Labor, promoted to the journeyperson level and classification in their respective craft and continue as permanent full-time employees of Indiana University.

Apprenticeships may be offered in the following crafts: carpenter, electrician, elevator mechanic, heating mechanic, plumber, refrigeration mechanic, and sheet metal mechanic.

Once selected for the IUAP, through a formalized recruitment and selection process, participants engage in four years of on-the-job training and craft-specialized classroom instructions. Educational expense is provided by the University, while classroom attendance and study are on the apprentices’ own time.

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Recruitment & Selection

Openings for the IU Apprenticeship Program are posted by University Human Resources Services (UHRS) on the Jobs @ IU website: Link to IU Job Search ). Select the job category “Service Maintenance” to filter for apprenticeship openings. Openings are also announced in local newspapers. Anyone who is 18 years of age and has a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED) may apply. The applicant need not be an IU employee. An optional informational meeting for all interested individuals is typically held during the job opening period. In order to increase the possibility of selection for the IU Apprenticeship Program, interested individuals are strongly encouraged to pursue craft-related education and other craft-related training offered by certified providers.

When openings exist, the IUAP Information Sheet outlines the application process.

Select applicants will be interviewed by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC). The interview, along with the applicant’s related education, training, prior work experience and WorkKeys Assessment results (see WorkKeys Summary below), will determine the selected candidates for the apprenticeship position openings. Employment is contingent on verification of U.S. citizenship and completion of a successful background check by the University.

Interested individuals should contact the Physical Plant Coordinator of Development for more detailed recruitment and selection information. Please see contact information below.

WorkKeys Summary

All applicants are required to take the WorkKeys Assessment. The WorkKeys Assessment is administered by WorkOne of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. An individual can schedule an assessment by calling his/her local WorkOne office. An applicant must first meet the Physical Plant’s minimum WorkKeys Assessment score requirements for the desired craft(s) in order to be considered for further participation in the selection process for an apprenticeship position. Study resources are offered by WorkOne.

Applicants are required to take the WorkKeys Assessment in the following five foundational skill areas: Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology, Locating Information, Observation and Reading for Information. An applicant must meet minimum requirements in all five areas for the specific craft(s) in order to be considered for further participation in the selection process.

Minimum Requirements:

  • AM – Applied Mathematics; AT – Applied Technology; LI – Locating Information; O – Observation; RI – Reading for Information

Trade

AM

AT

LI

O

RI

Carpentry
Minimum:

4

-

3

3

-

Electric
Minimum:

4

3

4

4

4

Elevator
Minimum:  

 

5

4

5

-

5

HVAC
Minimum:

4

4

3

3

3

Plumbing
Minimum:

3

3

4

4

3

Sheet Metal
Minimum:

4

4

3

4

4

More WorkKeys information can be found at the WorkKeys Website: http://www.act.org/workkeys/index.html

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Program Administration

The IU Apprenticeship Program is jointly sponsored by Indiana University and Local 832 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The IUAP is registered with the Office of Apprenticeship of the United States Department of Labor.

Review Indiana University Apprenticeship Program Standards.

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) administers the program and this committee consists of three IU management representatives and three AFSCME Local 832 representatives.


Indiana University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Contact Information


Jamie Gayer,
Human Resource Manager
Physical Plant
Indiana University Bloomington
1800 N. Range Road
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 856-0716
Email: jkgayer@iu.edu


IU Human Resource Services

Employment Services
Poplars Building, Room E 165
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone (812) 855-2172
University Human Resource Services Website: www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/

Indiana WorkOne

WorkOne Website: http://www.workoneworks.com/

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