Welcome to the CWA District Nine Telecommunications Apprenticeship Program. Sponsored by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the American Communications Contractors Association (ACCA) Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (CWA/ACCA-JATC).
Our Program 3 year term and is approved by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). It combines 4,500 hours of training on the job with related and supplemental instruction in the classroom. Chabot/Las Positas Community College District is our partner in the program.
The Instruction, supplementing the training on the job, gives apprentices a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical aspects of their work. Related instruction is one of the fundamental features of apprenticeship and has been developed and accepted as standard practice in every trade.
The Program requires students to attend classes for at least 108 hours per year (2 semesters). In class apprentices learn the theories and hands on applications and each day on the job they learn the practical applications under the supervision of skilled workers.
The Apprenticeship Program is offered to CWA members employed by employers participating in the CWA Apprenticeship Program.