Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association


Classes start the week of August 9, 2021
Registration and payment needs to be received by August 2, 2021

The HVAC apprenticeship program, sponsored by the Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA), has the following characteristics and acceptance requirements.

This program is registered with the State of Florida as well as the U.S. Department of Labor and is administered by an Apprenticeship Committee under the sponsorship of MACCA. The program was registered with the state and was issued a program registration number, FL0010073, in November 1997 and serves the jurisdictions of Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota Counties of Florida.

Three-Year Program

  • A “participating employer” or a contractor-employer recommends at least one of its full time employees for the program who has demonstrated appropriate aptitudes. The employer pays part of the program cost by supplying text and similar materials.
  • The minimum candidate requirements are:
** at least 18 years of age.
** valid Florida drivers license.
** physically capable of performing HVAC installation and service work.
  • The apprentice continues with his/her full time job, working a minimum of 2000 hours per year for the three-year period in an on-the-job (OJT) training program.
  • The apprentice maintains his/her OJT work experience records on a monthly basis. These records are submitted for his/her employer’s review and approval and then to the Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.
  • The apprentice attends night classes one night a week, four hours per night, for 36 weeks during the normal school year; approximately mid-August to early June. Installation and maintenance of cooling and heating systems, related electrical systems and air distribution systems are presented in the course work.
  • If an individual, not currently working for an HVAC contractor, expresses an interest in the program he/she must prepare an employment information form. The application is sent to area contractors. Those contractors who have an interest in the candidate will arrange for an employment interview. If the individual is hired and in the judgment of the employer is qualified for the program, he/she will be recommended as a candidate.  Classes start the week of August 9th – Registration and payment needs to be receive by August 2nd.
Click here to download the 2021 -2022 Apprenticeship Program Paperwork.
The complete application needs to be filled out and signed

2021-2022 Apprentice Program Registration Forms

If you currently are not employed with an HVAC company and are interested in participating in the apprentice program please fill out the form below and submit. 

Non HVAC Employed Application Sheet


Benefits for Business... 

  • Highly-skilled employees 
  • Reduced turnover costs
  • Higher productivity 
  • More diverse workforce 
Benefits for Workers...

• Increased skills 
• Higher wages strategies 
• National credential 
• Career advancement

Apprentices receive related instruction that complements on-the-job learning. This instruction delivers the technical, workforce, and academic competencies that apply to the job.

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