The Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program provides employers with an educational pathway to lead apprentices through 2,000 hours of on-the-job training, as well as a self-study program that offers more than 144 additional hours of online classroom-style instruction.
The Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program supplies unparalleled teaching, mentoring, and learning connections. Through structured training, apprentices will learn to:
In addition to mastering all the essential technical competencies, an apprentice must consistently demonstrate at an acceptable level the following behavioral competencies to complete the apprenticeship.
Anyone who is interested in learning the competencies of a service maintenance specialist or technician. Apprenticeships are particularly appealing to high school students that would rather learn through on-the-job training than attend college, veterans considering a second career, and those currently working who are ready to learn a new craft.
To become an eligible apprentice, applicants must:
Employers offering the apprenticeship are responsible for:
*Rates will be determined based on geographic area. Local, regional, or state minimum wage rates must be met when higher than apprentice wages indicated.
The Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program is free to PHTA members and there is a nominal fee for non-members. A chart is included below:
|Member Rate||Non-Member Rate|
|Company Enrollment Fee||Free||$500|
|Fee Per Apprenticeship||Free||$125|
|On-Demand Training per Apprentice||$1,799||$2,449|
The On-Demand Training per Apprenticeship includes the following:
Please note, the As-Assigned courses listed in the appendix are also available for those businesses wishing to expand knowledge of their apprentices.
We make it simple for you to enroll in the Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program. There are 3 simple steps—and above and beyond that, we offer a “concierge” service supported by a team of consultants to ensure you have the support you need to engage in the program.