The Oberg Apprenticeship Training Program is a competency-based program certified by the US Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration and was established in 1953 to guarantee that the company would maintain future generations of highly skilled workers. The program provides paid, on-the-job training to qualified candidates who pass the Oberg Apprentice Aptitude test and offers work-based learning with related classroom instruction.
To successfully complete the Apprenticeship Program, each Apprentice must receive a grade of 80% or more on their classroom work and demonstrate they have the required competencies for the job. Once these requirements are met in our 3- or 4-year programs, participants will receive a journeyworker certificate and a cash bonus for completing the program, plus the opportunity to earn at least two NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) credentials.
Apprentices are actual full-time Oberg employees and are responsible for attending the required classes, satisfying all on-the-job training goals and putting forth every effort to learn the skills needed for their job. Apprentices receive competitive starting wages and valuable benefits, including healthcare and retirement plans, and have the opportunity to receive pay increases every six months by making satisfactory progress working at their job. They can also make premium pay with overtime (50-hour work week). Oberg provides the materials, knowledge, training, facilities, and equipment to help you be successful and best of all, you can graduate with no student debt. Tuition reimbursement is also available for apprentices seeking to take their education further.
Approximately 50% of all PA-based Oberg employees have graduated through the apprentice program with opportunities in all areas of the organization. Even Oberg’s current CEO joined the company as an apprentice.
Here’s How to Get Started:
- Apply using our online application
- If selected, you will be contacted to participate in the next available Apprentice aptitude exam.
- Those who meet the criteria will be offered full-time employment as an Oberg Apprentice.