Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council (OVBTC)



            The West Virginia Construction Craft Laborers’ Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will take applications for apprenticeship on the third Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Applications are accepted at the West Virginia Employment Security Job Services Office located at Warwood Avenue, Wheeling.
            Following are the minimum qualifications:
1.         Must be 18 years of age;
2.         Must possess a high school diploma or a GED;
3.         Must possess a valid driver’s license;
4.         Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
      A copy of your birth certificate, transcript of grades and high school diploma or GED and a copy of your valid driver’s license will be requested at a later date.
      Applicants will be given a test administered by the West Virginia Job Service office. To be granted an interview, the applicant must meet the standard testing requirements. All applicants selected to participate in the program must pass a drug test.
      Apprentices will be required to attend a total of 408 hours of classroom and hands-on training at the West Virginia Laborers’ Training Center in Mineral Wells (Parkersburg), West Virginia where instruction, meals and lodging will be provided free of charge. In order to complete the program, apprentices will earn an appropriate wage rate while receiving 4,000 hours of on-the-job training on construction projects in their home area.
      The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentice shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and will operate the Apprenticeship Program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulation.
      For a free brochure, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: West Virginia Laborers’ Training Center, P.O. Box 6, Mineral Wells, WV 26150.

Information provided by Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council.