The PHCC GA Academy offers plumbing and HVACR apprentice eLearning courses for apprentices who need a non-traditional method of receiving their apprenticeship-related instruction. This program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, as a reasonable option for apprentice training. Each course is the equivalent of one year of classroom instruction. On-the-job training must be coordinated with a participating employer.
The eLearning courses offer enhanced course quality and give students fast feedback on their performance.
As of January 7, 2015, Georgia Department of Labor department has accepted the E Learning Plumbing Program as acceptable as a substitute for classroom instruction.
The PHCC GA Academy administers the program from the PHCC headquarters office in Falls Church, Virginia. PHCC staff will provide a monthly report to the PHCC GA Academy to allow officials to monitor enrollment and the progress of registered apprentices.
On-the-job training (OJT) remains the responsibility of the employer and the apprentice. The PHCC Educational Foundation takes no role in this aspect of the program. The state apprenticeship agency typically specifies OJT reporting requirements that employers and apprentices must follow.
The PHCC GA Academy does not issue apprenticeship cards.
PHCC GA Academy will register the apprentice into the Department of Labor data base. The employer will need to complete and return the employer agreement.