How does an apprenticeship work?

In order to be an apprentice with FLFTI you must complete 150 hours of classroom time. We break this classroom time up to 3 blocks. Block classes are 4 days per block. You must also be generating on the job training (OJT) hours with one of our contractors.    This is where we help you gain employment for work. If you are laid-off from one of our contractors you must come into the hall and fill out the  out of work book so that we can find you another place to work. 

Do I need prior experience?

No experience is necessary, however if you have legitimate documentation, i.e paycheck stubs from a company in the field we might be able to grant you credit for the work you already know. 

What is the application process?


Thank you for your interest in an apprenticeship opportunity with FLFTI. Please keep in mind that submitting an application is NOT a guarantee of employment. Because this is the construction field and safety is of the utmost concern, those who do not complete the application in its entirety or those who do not follow the application directions may not be offered employment. For application completion instructions click the link below. 

To complete the application for apprenticeship, please go to the apprentice application section. From there, scroll down to "How to apply". 

What do I need to bring with me to drop off the application?

  1. Bring your government issued ID or Drivers License
  2. High School Diploma
  3. Social Security  Card
  4. Sign application and Essay questions

When will I hear back regarding my application?

Because our coordinators are constantly on travel around the state of Florida, it can take up one week or more depending on our need at that time. If you have not heard back in one months time you were not selected to be apart of our apprenticeship program. If you have questions during your wait, feel free to reach out to us via email at info@flfti.org.

How do I join IUPAT?

Please click the link below to find out more information regarding IUPAT.