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Machinist Apprenticeship

Machinist Apprenticeship



The Bay Area machining community is now offering apprenticeships in machining, CNC machining, maintenance mechanic, tool & die maker, and mold maker.

Apprentices are certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the State of California DAS and perform 8000 hours of on-the-job training – in addition to training at local community colleges (Chabot, De Anza, or Laney) over the 4 years of the apprenticeship. Students receive college credit for training, and have the flexibility of taking classes at different colleges and at different times. We have options for students to pursue an A.S. degree as part of their apprenticeship.

This is an excellent opportunity for employers to further develop their highly-valued employees. For individuals, it’s an opportunity to improve their trades skills and receive certifications useful for their careers. Apprentices must be sponsored by an employer (either union or nonunion) and must be 18 years old. Both the employer and the apprentice sign a State of California and DOL apprenticeship agreement.

Laney College, along with Chabot College in Hayward, and De Anza College in Cupertino offer their regularly-scheduled classes as part of apprenticeship training.

If you are an employee or company interested in apprenticeship and attending Laney College for classes, please contact Louis Quindlen, Laney College apprenticeship coordinator at