Construction trades offer some of the best-paying jobs available today, and Vaughn Industries is proud to provide several apprenticeship programs to those interested in gaining these valuable skills.  Our 4 Year Programs  are state registered with the State of Ohio Apprenticeship Council. Our 3 Year Program is accredited through Northwest Lineman College. For further information, please contact our Apprenticeship Coordinator at 419.396.9136.

4 YEAR PROGRAMS                                 

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical (Sheet Metal Worker)
  • Mechanical (Pipefitting)
  • High Voltage Substation Electrician


  • High Voltage Transmission and Distribution (Line Erector)

On-the-Job Training

Apprentices are required to log a minimum of 2000 hours per year of apprenticeship in their designated trade.  Apprentices gain knowledge through hands-on learning at the Vaughn job-site.


Apprentices will also gain knowledge through labs and bookwork in apprenticeship classes. Vaughn offers the Northwest Linemen College curriculum for our high voltage trade classes, and follows the NCCER curriculum for our electrical and mechanical classes.  Apprentices are required to obtain a minimum of 144 hours of classroom training every year.

Rate of Pay

Apprentices will be eligible for rate increases throughout the program.

Completion of the Program

When an apprentice completes the apprenticeship program, they will become a journeyman by trade. Our 4 year programs will   receive a Certificate of Completion from the State of Ohio and Vaughn Industries.  Our 3 year program will receive a Certificate of Completion for the 600 hour Lineworker Certification Program through Northwest Lineman College and Vaughn Industries.


Vaughn Industries apprenticeship programs are affiliated with Marion Technical College.   Upon graduation from the Vaughn Industries apprenticeship program, an apprentice will have completed the technical training requirements for an Associate Technical Studies Degree in Construction Technology.


Every year, Vaughn Industries awards a $1,000 unrestricted scholarship to one adult and one high school senior who are interested in pursuing careers in the construction trades. Adults and students must apply and be accepted for the Vaughn Industries apprenticeship program. This scholarship is distributed throughout the duration of our program.
If you are interested in becoming an Apprentice or learning more about our program, you may contact our Apprenticeship Coordinator  at 419-396-9136 for more information.