Apprenticeships

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David E. Ellis

Initiative Director, Silicon Valley High Tech Apprenticeship Initiative

david.ellis@missioncollege.edu

(408) 855-5210

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SVTAP's (Silicon Valley Technical Apprenticeship Pathway) mission is to transform student experiences through high-quality, employers sponsored hands-on training program leading to employment or advancement with our sponsoring employer-partner.

Our employers include all companies in Silicon Valley, California. Areas of employment include, but not limited to: help desk specialist, data center technician, database administrator, network specialist, computer user support specialist, desktop support specialist, information technology coordinator, and systems analyst. SVTAP apprenticeships are open to the employees or invited guests of our employer-partners.


Apprenticeships we serve:

High Tech Apprenticeship (Silicon Valley Technical Apprenticeship Pathway)

Program designed to assist businesses to develop their own talent through classroom and on-the-job training. This program builds the competencies in all facets of IT allowing companies to meet the challenges for tomorrow’s IT workforce. This includes Network Administration, Enterprise Security, IT Storage Software QA, and Virtualization.

Valley Transportation Agency (VTA) Transit Authority Apprenticeship 

New and incumbent worker training in the exciting fields of advanced transportation offered locally.

Pacific Gas & Electric Power Pathways 

Gas Construction Pre-apprenticeship is offering at Mission College for a 9-week boot camp in partnership with PG&E and Work2future city of San Jose.

Programs on the horizon:

San Mateo County Plumbers and Pipefitter’s Union Apprenticeship 

Multiple career tracks and opportunities for students to work and be paid as apprentices and graduate with their state license as journeyman plumbers and pipefitters.

City of Palo Alto Utility System Operator Apprenticeship 

Program established for students to participate and apply for positions at the City of Palo Alto Electric Operations.

Advanced Manufacturing for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Apprenticeship 

Partnership with NextFlex Institute designed to establish a pathway for students seeking careers in newer fields such as Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE). Flexible Hybrid Electronics involves design, development, manufacturing and testing products for the internet of things. These new processes are learned through classroom, lab and hands-on field experience.


Prerequesites:
  • At least 18 years of age, valid Social Security number, Driver’s license, Transportation, High School Diploma/GED
  • An expressed interest in learning about and working in the IT field on computer hardware


How to Apply
  1. Complete application form for program.
  2. Await notification from us.
  3. Attend orientation as scheduled.
  4. Complete assessment/testing.
  5. Attend Work Readiness Training.
  6. Attend company orientation.
  7. Candidates’ selection and notification in writing (letter form).