How to Apply

If you would like to join any of our programs, we invite you to begin the application process.

Please note: Applications to the full-time Apprentice program are currently being accepted for the September, 2013 enrollment period.

APPRENTICESHIP

Step 1: Fill out and mail application form, letters of reference and deposit.

2014 Apprentice Application

Click on the above link to download a copy of our 2014 Apprenticeshop Application (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required), and return your completed application to: **

The Apprenticeshop
Attn: Shop Manager
643 Main Street
Rockland, Maine 04841

** Be sure to indicate that you are applying for an apprenticeship.

Step 2: Set Up a Volunteer Period

If you are applying for an apprenticeship, we ask that you come and spend 1-5 days with us to work with apprentices on community projects. By working full days with apprentices for this time, you can decide if the community is right for you, and we will be better able to evaluate you as an applicant. We understand that setting aside a week from your busy schedule to visit the Shop can be difficult–please contact us to discuss different options.

You may also use an internship as your volunteer period if you can’t wait to start building. We will call you to set up your volunteer time or internship.

Step 3: Admission

Once an applicant has completed the volunteer period, we discuss candidacy as a community. After discussion, apprentices and staff vote on whether or not the volunteer should be admitted to the program. We will send you a response soon after the vote.

Step 4: Holding Your Spot

If you are accepted and would like to become an apprentice, we ask for a $1500 deposit to hold your spot. If we do not receive this deposit, you are still offered an apprenticeship for the year in consideration, but other applicants who send in their deposit may fill the program.

12-Week Boatbuilding Intensive

Step 1: Complete the Intensive Application Paperwork

Download the Shop application here, 2014 Apprentice Application, complete the form and send it back to us. **
(Adobe Acrobat Reader is required)

Send to:
The Apprenticeshop
Attn: Shop Manager
643 Main Street
Rockland, Maine 04841

** Be sure to indicate that you are applying for an INTENSIVE apprenticeship.

Step 2: Schedule Your Apprenticeship

If your INTENSIVE apprenticeship is approved, we will call you to schedule your time with us. INTENSIVE apprenticeships run for twelve weeks. Winter INTENSIVE apprentices start the first week of January; summer apprentices start the first week of April; and the fall apprentices start the last week of September.

Step 3: Holding Your Spot

In order to schedule our Shop space and plan for materials and instruction, upon acceptance into the program, we ask for a 10% tuition deposit to hold your spot. If we do not receive this deposit, other applicants who do send in their deposit may fill the program.