Dear Employers, Members, Applicants and Interested Individuals:
The Operating & Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund for Southern California would like to update you regarding Apprenticeship Testing. Apprenticeship Testing is typically conducted every two years, with 2019 being the last time we opened the application period for testing and processing. With that said, The Operating & Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund for Southern California will not be conducting the open application period for the Apprenticeship Program in 2021.
COVID-19 has brought hardships and uncertainty for the future, and because of that, we are unable to offer the Apprenticeship Program exam for 2021. It is impossible for us to offer the in-person exam with all the safety precautions and protocols that have been instituted by the State of California, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
What does this mean for the Employer?
A: The “2019 Eligible Applicant” list will remain active for 2021. You will be able to select “Eligible Applicants” from that list for all your Apprenticeship positions.
What does that mean for the Applicant?
A: If you took the exam in 2019 and passed, your exam score and position on the “2019 Eligible Applicant” list will remain intact and will remain active for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year. We would like to encourage you to pursue an education relating to the Operating/Maintenance Engineering trade. Consider the three pathways below:
- Electrical Construction & Maintenance | AS Degree/Certificate of Completion
- Heating, Ventilating, A/C & Refrigeration | AS Degree/Certificate of Completion
- Operating & Maintenance Engineer – Steam Plant | Certificate of Completion
What does that mean for the Interested Individual?
A: Unfortunately, all interested individuals and parties will be required to wait until the Apprenticeship Program exam is offered again in the future. We would also like to encourage you to pursue an education relating to the Operating/Maintenance Engineering trade. Consider the three pathways below: