It’s Apprenticeship Application Season!

James CRAFT & Son will begin accepting applications for its apprenticeship training program on Monday, April 20th. Positions are available in the Plumbing, Sheet Metal, and Electrician classifications.

Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction from experienced craftsman. They provide a unique opportunity for individuals to further their education while working and without the costs of a college education. Upon successful completion of the 4 year, 8000 hour program, apprentices are able to sit for the state licensing examination to obtain a Journeyman license.

Last month one of our 4th year apprentices, Nick Miller, had the opportunity to compete at the 2015 ABC National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nick showed off the skills and knowledge he has attained and took 3rd place in the Sheet Metal competition. Congratulations, Nick!

If you are ready for a career, not just a job, in the construction industry, you can find further details of the application process below.

Apprentices are required to attend classes in subjects related to the trade for a minimum of 144 hours per year, each year of their apprenticeship.  Tuition fees are paid by the Company—additional materials paid by the apprentice.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and selection of apprentice applicants under this program shall be on the basis of qualification and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or non job-related disability.

Individuals interested in becoming an apprentice must apply in person and furnish copies of the following non-returnable materials:

  1. Proof of age (copy for our records of birth certificate or similar document).
  2. Copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate, if applicable.
  3. Transcripts of Last Grade Completed from Guidance Department of school attended.
  4. Proof of Trade Work Experience, if any (letter from employer noting experience).
  5. Form 214 for VeteransOther forms may be needed.
  6. Three Letters of Reference from acquaintances, other than family.

Applicants shall be of legal working age, and physically fit to perform the duties of the trade.  All job offers are contingent upon passing physical/drug test, and furnishing ID and work eligibility documents required by U.S. Immigration Laws.

Applicants placed in the eligibility pool will be interviewed by a representative of our Company.  They will be notified of the time and date of the interview.

We will have openings for the placement of apprentices as follows:




Interested persons apply to:

James CRAFT & Son, Inc.

2780 York Haven Rd, Manchester, PA 17345

April 20, 2015 thru May 1, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Monday thru Friday