Want to learn while you earn?
Our Arborist Apprentice Program is right for you!
WHAT IS IT?
-The TCIA Arborist Apprenticeship Program is a 3.5-year program that provides you with the opportunity to earn a salary while also learning a skilled trade. The program includes a combination of career-focused classroom instruction and hands-on training at the job site. By the end of the program, you will be a tree climber that can teach others to climb.
-You will start at $18 per hour, but will continue to earn more as you complete on-the-job competencies and classroom learning.
HOW DO I GET THERE
-Work one-on-one for 6,000 hours (3.5 years +/-) with your designated journeyworker (arborist). Your journeyworker will be your personal mentor throughout the program. Track your hours and activities and enter it into the TCIA database daily with approval from your journeyworker.
-Take 12 college credit courses online. $350 each credit, we will reimburse you after you pass each one.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE APPRENTICESHIP?
-Successful completion of the program leads to a certificate of completion of apprenticeship, which is a nationally-recognized, portable credential awarded by the United States Department of Labor.
-Get hired full time by us and become a journeyworker which will allow you to advance within the company and become a Certified Arborist, a crew leader, and/or salesperson ($80-$100K year+/-). Or use your certificate to gain college credits should you wish to attend college.
HOW DO I APPLY?
-Set up an interview, provide a valid driver’s license, pass a pre-employment drug, background and physical fitness test, complete a four-hour orientation, trial week, a 60-day trial period, then you are eligible to be hired as our next Arborist Apprentice!