Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Southern California Pavement Striper, Road Slurry Seal Coat & Highway Maintenance Apprenticeship Program, and our most Frequently Asked Questions.

Please feel free to call us at (951) 248-4341 to find out more information.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday between 8 am – 4 pm.

Apprenticeship is “earn-while-you-learn” employment with on-the-job training and classroom instruction. The goal of the apprenticeship is to give individuals an opportunity to gain employable lifetime skills and provide employers (contractors) with a highly skilled and experienced workforce while strengthening our State’s economy.

The apprenticeship program will allow students to work while they train. There are specific program requirements that apprentices must follow in order to successfully complete the program and become certified journey workers with the State of California.

The requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

*Comply with the program’s on-the-job training (OJT)

*Comply with the program’s related supplemental instruction (RSI), also known as class instruction. An apprenticeship coordinator is assigned to each apprentice and schedules apprentices for the required RSI. For all apprenticeship programs, apprentices are scheduled for RSI when they have completed a specific amount of OJT hours.

*Submit monthly work processes or work record book on a monthly basis

*Maintain good communication with the apprenticeship coordinator, local union, and employers.

The apprenticeship program coordinates with Laborers’ Union Local 1184. Apprentices will join Laborers’ Local 1184. The program provides the training/RSI and the local union provides the work/OJT by dispatching apprentices to jobs. Apprentices are paid prevailing wages as they work.

Once apprentices complete the required OJT and RSI, they are eligible to graduate from the program. The Division of Apprenticeship Standard will issue a State Journeyman certificate to all graduates of the program.

On average, it takes most apprentices 2 1/2 years to complete the program requirements. It depends on how students progress through the program’s OJT and RSI requirements.

This apprenticeship program covers the parking & highway improvement scope of work. This would include striping, slurry, seal coat, indoor/outdoor signs & game courts.

Applications are made available during our scheduled Open Houses. You must register in advance prior to attending. To register, please email jselover@socalstriping.com with your full name and contact information.

The Open House is a 3 Day application process. Attendance is mandatory for all three days.

Please see the Open House page for more information

There is no cost for the apprenticeship program.

Yes, you must be able to provide an original HS Diploma / GED, sealed transcript or certified e-copy

Applicants that successfully complete the Open House will be ranked and placed on the eligible applicant list in order of their ranking scores.

You will be notified of your list placement.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Classes are taught Monday through Friday during scheduled weeks. Classes begin at 7:00 am and end at 4:30 pm.

We are closed on weekends.

Work Processes are now recorded via a mobile app. Please contact our office for more information on how to download the app to your mobile device. (951) 248-4341

For questions regarding vacation checks, medical or dental insurance benefits, please contact Pacific Southwest Administrators (PSWA) office in Covina, CA. Phone: 626-279-3000.