Zumwalt Apprenticeships

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U.S. Department of Labor Nationally Recognized Apprenticeships

The U.S. Department of Labor defines apprenticeship as an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. It is a means to formalize work-based learning, so workers know exactly how to progress toward their career goals, and companies know who is on the path toward promotion into new positions or to replace retiring workers.

Businesses, workforce professionals, educators, and others are looking to apprenticeship programs as an effective way to start high school students and other youth on a career pathway that leads to good wages and opportunities for advancement.

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What is the Fort Zumwalt Apprenticeship Program and how does it work?

Students that are interested in applying for the Fort Zumwalt Apprenticeship Program need to enroll and complete one of the many Career Technical Education (CTE) Apprenticeship Courses offered at Fort Zumwalt School District. (Industrial Tech, Business, FACS, Healthcare, IT, etc.) Once they have completed the course, they can fill out the application including  two instructor recommendations. Applicants will then be asked to interview at a local business partner for the apprenticeship position they have selected. If hired, the applicant will be registered with the USDOL Recognized Apprenticeship Program, and complete the requirements set forth by the program. Minimum hours of on the job training is 2000 hours. The 2000 hours do not have to be completed by a students graduation,  Students may continue the pursuit of the Apprenticeship after graduation.


  • Maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the CTE Apprenticeship Course-work.(Industrial Tech, Business, FACS, etc.)

  • Complete at least 180 classroom hours of work-based learning which is aligned with the CTE  Apprenticeship Curriculum (Selected curriculum examples: Woods, Metals, Drafting, IT, Culinary, Healthcare)

  • Maintain at least a 90 percent attendance record overall for grades 9-12

  • Maintain at least a 95 percent on time record 


  • Paid An Hourly Wage For On The Job Training

  • Earn High School Credit While Learning And Earning On The Job

  • Earns 45 Hours Of College Credit Through St. Charles Community College

  • Earns A Nationally Recognized Usdol Certificate

Contact Us

James (Andy) McHaffie
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Curriculum Coordinator
Engineering and Industrial Technology
Fort Zumwalt School District
Email James McHaffle
(636) 477-2435
600 1st Executive Ave
St. Peters, MO 63376

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 Apprenticeship Occupations

Commerical Cabinet Assembler (RAPIDS CODE: 1027CB  ) 
Safely use all power equipment and tools in construction processes. Assemble, machine, and put together cabinets and furniture.  Read drawings and plans to correctly assemble customer orders, Inspect and test assemblies. Package and ship customer orders
Merric Millwork and Seating 
Fixture Concepts Inc   

Machine Operator (RAPIDS CODE: 0511  )
Start-up and shutdown of various equipment. Running various equipment- splitters; auto loaders; injection molding machines; assembly machines; stamping presses; CNC and machining centers 
Quest Specialty Products
Patterson Mold and Tool
Seyer Industries
Component Bar Products
Stroco mfg

Mechanical Engineering Technician (RAPIDS CODE: 0777CB)
Mechanical Design with computer aided design (CAD) Tools.  Tolerance Analysis / Critical to Function Dimensions. Design Documentation / Engineering Change Process. Design for Manufacturability / Manufacturing / Fabrication Processes. Prototyping / Mechanical Assembly of Early User Hardware / Application Verification 
Merric Millwork and Seating
National Cart

Production Technologist (RAPIDS CODE: 1027CB)
Work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product.  Welding emphasis as a part of this occupation, Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them, rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. May participate in making management decisions affecting the work. Includes team leaders who work as part of the team. 
National Cart
True Mfg

Assembler Installer General (RAPIDS CODE: 0876CB)
Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

IT Generalist (RAPIDS CODE:  1059CB)
Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. 
Fort Zumwalt

Health Support Specialist/ Medication Aide or Rehabilitative Aide
RAPIDS Code:  1086AA-CL
Home Health Aides (HHAs) assist clients in their own homes and other community settings with the Activities of Daily Living. Provides training to the apprentice to develop the skills required for the Medication aide. The Rehabilitative Aide performs restorative duties under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. 

Health Support Specialist/Culinary or Environmental Services
RAPIDS Code:  1086AA-CL
Prepares and cooks family-style meals for crews or residents and employees of institutions:  Cooks foodstuffs in quantities according to menu and number of persons to be served.  Washes dishes, bakes breads and pastry.  Cut meat, plans menu, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability.  May serve meals, order supplies and keep records and accounts.  May direct activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.  Certification in ServSafe is received following a three-hour course completion.

IT Helpdesk (RAPIDS CODE:  1131CB)
Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.
True Mfg

Robotics Technician (RAPIDS CODE:  3002CB)
Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.
True Mfg