“My dream has always been to become an electrician. Every friend I have had said Santa Fe College is the way to go,” said incoming SF student Tylar Barbato.
In SF’s apprenticeship programs, students work with contractors in the industry so they can “earn while they learn.” In addition to receiving a paycheck, the employer also pays for the student’s tuition. Upon completion of the program, students have more than 8000 hours of on-the-job training and 600 hours of classroom training. Part of their training includes working on the Habitat for Humanity house SF Construction and Technical students build each year.
“I am someone who wants to be successful like my parents – that way they can be proud. I plan on becoming an electrician after my apprenticeship.”
Tylar recently started working at All Florida Electric, who will be sponsoring him through the program beginning in the fall.
– Tylar Barbato, incoming SF student in the Electrical Apprenticeship Program