Participating Employers

Enjoy the Benefits of Being a Participating Employer!

    • Skilled workers trained to industry/employer specifications to produce quality results

    • Plumbing only: Meet public works requirements for utilizing California state & federally-registered apprentices

    • HVAC/R only: Federally-registered apprentices

    • Reduced turnover

    • Provides systematic training to develop more informed and productive employees

    • Apprentices are more committed to the employer

    • Increased productivity

    • Reduced training costs

PHCC-GSA-PUAC Apprenticeship and Trainee Program Employer Requirements and Costs

Participation in the Plumbing and HVAC/R Apprenticeship and Trainee Program requires:

  • PHCC Membership (not required, but membership receives a significant discount on fees)
  • Possession of a C-36 or C-20 License
  • Sign Employer Acceptance Agreement with the US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship
  • Plumbing only: Sign DAS-7 Employer Agreement to Train according to the Division of Apprenticeship Standards
  • For each Plumbing Apprentice only: Signed DAS-1 Apprenticeship Agreement to train according to the PHCC-GSA-PUAC Standards and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards
  • All Students: Signed ETA-671 Apprentice Agreement to train according to the PHCC GSA Standards and US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
  • Signed Agreement to meet the following minimum training contributions per apprentice/trainee per month enrolled:
    • Monthly minimum training contributions: $160/PHCC Member and $320/non-member for a 4-week month or $200/PHCC Member and $400/non-member for a 5-week month per apprentice/trainee enrolled. This amount may be a combination of both private and public training contributions.
    • Private contribution rate is currently $1/PHCC Members and $2/non-member per hour worked
    • Public training contribution hourly amounts are paid in accordance to the Director of Industrial relations wage determination sheets for the county where work is performed in
    • All training contributions for journeyman hours worked on a public works job will be made to the PHCC-GSA-PUAC at the rate determined by the county in which the work is performed
  • Annual enrollment fee for all students to be paid prior to students attending the first session of classes, along with purchase of student's first UPC or UMC Book
    • PHCC Members $400 / per year enrollment
    • Non-Members $1000 / per year enrollment
For PHCC Members Only: As a participating contractor, you may either enroll your current employees in the program or hire from a list of pre-approved applicants awaiting hire.

Ongoing Employer Requirements and Costs

Continued participation in the PHCC-GSA-PUAC Apprenticeship and Trainee Program requires:

  • Possession of a C-36 or C-20 State Contractor License
  • For Apprentices: Signed DAS-1 Apprenticeship Agreement to train according to the PHCC GSA PUAC Rules and Regulations and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards.
  • For Trainees: Signed Agreement to train according to the PHCC Rules and Regulations for sponsoring a Trainee.
  • All Students: Signed ETA-671 Apprentice Agreement to train according to the PHCC GSA Standards and US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
  • Signed Agreement to meet the following training contributions per apprentice and/or trainee:
    • Minimum $160 (for a 4 week month) or $200 (for a 5 week month) monthly training contribution on each apprentice or trainee.*This amount may be a combination of both private and public training contributions.

Private contribution rate is currently $1 an hour for each hour worked.

Non-members private training minimum is $2/per hour worked (non-prevailing wage jobs)

 

Public Training contribution hourly amounts are paid in accordance to the Director of Industrial Relations wage determination sheets for the county where work is performed in.

All training contributions for training journeyman plumbers hours worked on a public works job will be made to the PHCC PUAC at the rate determined by the county in which the work is performed.

Annual Enrollment Cost

Enrollment fee for all students to be paid prior to students attending the first semester of classes, along with purchase of student’s first UPC Book.

PHCC Members: $400.00 per student

Non-Members: $1,000.00 per student