What is Boot Camp?
Boot Camp is a training course that is run for 6 to 8 consecutive weekends. Apprentices are not paid for Boot Camp classes or any other Northeastern Apprenticeship Training classes and / or training. You will be expected to attend each Saturday and Sunday during that period and failure to make the commitment and attend the classes will result in the cancellation of your Apprenticeship Agreement and your time in the program will come to a quick end. If you cannot make the commitment to the entire Boot Camp, you should not accept the invitation when you receive it. The first 40 hours of training will involve climbing instruction. At the end of the climbing instruction, you will be required to pass a climbing test. Failure to successfully complete the climbing test will result in the cancellation of your Apprenticeship Agreement and your time in the program will come to a quick end in this case as well. Once you get past the climbing portion of the training, you will be given classes, such as OSHA T&D, Rigger Signalperson, Knot Tying, etc. These classes are intended to give you the knowledge to hit the ground running when you get to your first job. You will also be set up with an email account as well as your online course material. When your Boot Camp is complete, you will be put to work as soon as possible. Frequently, apprentices will go to work before the Boot Camp is complete, but it is also possible that you will wait weeks or even a few months depending on the demand for Apprentices. It is worth noting that in the past few years, most apprentices are working before the Boot Camp ends or very soon afterward.