Apprenticeship Program

The PACCA HARV Mechanic program is a full 3-year indentured apprentice program, Florida State Certified through the Florida Bureau of Apprenticeship. This program curriculum was handpicked by the PACCA Apprenticeship Committee for the local contractors to train their employees.


A certificate of competency will be issued for each full year of completion. Upon completion of the third program year, the apprentice will receive a final certificate of completion from the State of Florida Department of Education Bureau of Apprenticeship, and he/she will also be certified by the Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Polk County. In addition to competency certificates, apprenticeship graduates will also receive patches for their uniforms as proof of their training to the public.


Apprenticeship is absolutely the very best way to learn our trade. The more on-the-job “hands-on” experience an apprentice gets; the more he/she learns in the classroom. Use the program the way it was designed and the rewards will be great for both the apprentice and the employer. The employer and program coordinator will work hand-in-hand to supervise the training of the participating employer’s apprentice(s).

Enrollment- CLOSED for 2019-20 school year

To enroll in the PACCA Apprenticeship program, applicants must:

  • Proof of at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Be physically capable of performing the work
  • Show proof of a valid Florida Drivers License
  • Be able to read and write in English
  • Be employed by a current member of PACCA
  • PAYMENT $500 per apprentice by employer

Below you will find an Apprenticeship Program Application, Apprenticeship Participating Employer's Agreement and the 2019-2020 course outline. Please print and fill out for each individual apprentice that will be enrolling into the 2019-2020 program.

2018_19PACCAemployer_apprenticeship.pdf
Apprenticeship Application 2018.19.pdf