Apprenticeship programs are increasingly sought after by companies for their demonstrated success in attracting and retaining talent and by prospective employees for the high-level training they provide, offering ideal “learn and earn” opportunities.
The new PHTA Registered Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program™ is a nationwide program, registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, allowing the pool and spa profession to be more competitive with other industries that are also struggling for entry-level talent. And, because the PHTA apprenticeship program uses industry-developed competency and ANSI-approved standards developed by PHTA, employers and apprentices are assured that the program delivers the content needed to develop qualified service professionals.
By combining paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction, apprentices receive a skills-based education that prepares them for good-paying jobs – and helps you recruit, build, and retain a highly skilled workforce.
Additionally, as an apprenticed occupation, we are now considered a skilled trade, which opens all kinds of doors with high school guidance counselors, veterans, and community workforce boards.