Mechanical Apprenticeship Program
Administered Through: The Central Florida Mechanical Joint Apprenticeship Committee in partnership with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 1820 and Mid Florida Tech. The program is registered with teh Florida Department of Education Office of Career Adult and Education, Apprenticeship Section.
Program Length: Four years. After successfully completing all course work, you will be eligible to apply for Journeyman positions throughout Walt Disney World Engineering Services
Cost: Textbooks, which is approximately $150 to $175 per year
Start Date: Classes begin in August and continue through June. If accepted to the program, students work full time (40 hours/week or more) any day shift as an Apprentice Mechanic at Walt Disney World. Students will be required to attend class one night a week from 4:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Application Process: All applicants must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Applicants must submit the following to the committee along with the completed application:
• Official transcript of high school grades and courses or GED certificate, unopened from the school
• Military service discharge papers (DD-214) if applicable
• Record of previous experience, if applicable
• Provide evidence of a valid driver’s license
Desired Qualifications: Must possess a valid Driver’s License, strong aptitude in math, desire to work on mechanical equipment, willing to work independently as well as on a team, enthusiastic and motivated, will to study on own time, must be able to work with a wide network of customers/guests, excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, have great customer service skills, able to handle heavy lifting, pulling and reaching, willingness to perform a role where you will get dirty, able to work from elevated platforms.
Program Requirements: Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, must be able to read, write and speak the English language, attend classes 4.5 hours per week, September through June, shall maintain a passing grade average or be dismissed from the Program, must attend work and classes on time, will be scheduled full time hours and will receive all compensation granted to full time employees ( health insurance, vacation hours, holiday pay, etc.), will work a variety of shifts to include days, nights, weekends, third shift and holidays, willingness to be rotated through a variety of locations on WDW property, perform a variety of roles while training on – the – job (cleaning/greasing equipment, assisting in bearing change-outs underneath ride equipment, working on elevated equipment from an aerial work platform and other complicated tasks within the craft, will work on unique, one-of-a -kind equipment and machinery.
Applications are available through the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, 730 East Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. You must apply in person, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. If you have any questions about the application process, you may call the Committee Office at 407-877-7934.
Pay Structure: Pre- Apprentices- $10.34/ hour, First year Apprentice- $11.32/ hour