School Board of Bro ward County
Physical Plant Operations
Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
The mission of the Physical Plant Operations Apprentice program is to develop competent
and committed journey persons to maintain our schools in the most timely, responsive, professional,
and cost effective manner.
Overview of Apprenticeship Program
Our apprenticeship training is a method of training persons who are employed full-time by The School Board
of Broward county utilizing a combination of on-the-job skill development supervised by a journey person worker
and classroom related instruction.
Our apprentice training programs operate in accordance with state and federal laws and rules promulgated through
the Florida Department of Education and governed by Florida Statutes Chapter 446. Apprentices must be registered
with the Florida Department of Education pursuant to prescribed standards. In those instances when federal agencies
are involved, the registration will be with the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (FBAT) pursuant to their
prescribed standards. Our Joint Apprenticeship Committee (labor and management) is responsible for registering and
seeking approval for apprentices through an apprenticeship sponsor program structure.
Traditionally, apprenticeship training is divided into two components: related instructional and on-the-job training
in accordance with U.S. Code of Federal Registry, Title 29, Subtitle A, Part 29.5 and Florida Statutes 446.092. In the
public schools system, school districts and community colleges in cooperation with program sponsors have supported training.
Apprenticeship training standards require that classroom instruction must be a minimum of 144 hours per year.
The actual requirement varies from program to program as stipulated by the program sponsor and approved by the registration