ODI Apprenticeship Program

At Old Dominion Insulation, we are proud to have one of the few non-union Apprenticeship Programs in the state of Virginia. This program stems from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), a not-for-profit educational foundation that was created in 1996. The program leads students through four years of engaging and interactive learning opportunities to become insulation journeymen.


As our world becomes increasingly digital, registered apprenticeship programs will become even more critical in ensuring that our essential industries have the skilled workers needed to succeed. The ODI Apprenticeship program is approved and validated by the Virginia Department of Labor to meet national quality standards. Our highly skilled workforce developed through this program exemplifies Old Dominion Insulation’s quality work. In result, our journeyman are more productive, work more safely, and deliver quality craftsmanship that is done right the first time. Our field team’s attention to detail and determination to constantly improve is what leads to ODI being one of the nation’s leading insulation contractors.

Since the start, ODI has had over 10 students graduate to continue working as certified journeymen. These programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction, providing apprentices with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce. Graduating to become a certified journeyman consists of 8,000 hours of field work and 600 hours in the classroom over the span of 4 years. This is to obtain a well-rounded exposure to the trade. Our journeymen are some of the top skilled and most knowledgeable insulators in the nation.

This August alone, four of our field employees took an assessment test to become certified journeymen. All four passed the field performance evaluation for their exemplary insulation work. Congratulations, all!  Our apprenticeships give our team the necessary skills and confidence to obtain a successful career. Special thanks to our instructors, Darwin Linares and Felix Martinez, and everyone else involved in the program for your dedication and determination to see success in our apprentices.