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  1. Apprenticeship The “other” 4 year degree

  2. Highlights of Apprenticing • There are over 300 apprentice titles • These jobs are often found in construction, manufacturing and the service industry • Apprenticeship programs allow you to earn a salary while you are learning a skill

  3. Apprentice Duties • Some apprentices are required to work with their hands, complete complicated, precise tasks, or operating large equipment. • Physical requirements can include strength, ability to work in clean and dirty environments and a willingness to work in all sorts of weather conditions

  4. Information for Students • A company employs the apprentice in a particular trade • The apprentice is then paired with a more experienced worker – a Mentor • The apprentice and the Mentor follow a state approved work training format that outlines the skills the apprentice is expected to learn • The apprentice must accumulate a specified number of work hours in each to the categories on the training outline

  5. Information for Students (cont) • Apprentices earn a paycheck while they are being trained • Apprentices attend additional classroom training • Apprenticeships range from a minimum of two to maximum of five years

  6. Preparing for Apprenticeship • Minimum qualifications are established by the program Sponsor • Candidates who have related work experience or classroom instruction have an advantage • Math is almost always desirable

  7. Minimum Qualifications for Trade Unions • The following qualifications are needed in order to apply for work at most trade unions including: • Asbestos • Bricklayers • Carpenters • Plasters/Cement Masons • Electricians • Ironworkers • Laborers • Operating Engineers • Painters • Plumbers • Roofers • Sheet Metal

  8. Minimum qualifications (cont) • Applicants must be: • 18 years of age • Have a High School diploma or GED • Verification of physical capabilities • Reliable transportation • Become a union member

  9. Minimum qualifications (cont) • Applicants may also be required to: • Live in certain counties • Completion of an aptitude test • Valid drivers license • Drug screening test • Demonstrate you can work at heights • School math courses

  10. Salary rates and length of training The following information indicates the length of time required to learn a particular trade. The salaries are roughly based on the year 2009 collective bargaining agreements and are subject to change. Trade Approximate LengthMinimum Journeyworker Rate • Boilermakers 4 years $27.73 or $57,678/yr. • Bricklayers 2-4 years $25.16 or $52,333/yr. • Carpenter 4 years $23.24 or $48,339/yr. • Carpenter 3 years $28.44 or $59,155/yr. (Heavy Highway) • Electrician 4-5 years $30.00 or $62,400/yr. • Elevator Constructor 4 years $36.46 or $75,837/yr. • Heavy Equipment 3 years $22.07 or $45,906/yr. Operator

  11. Salary rates and length of training (cont) TradeApproximate LengthMinimum Journeyworker Rate • Ironworker 4 years $23.63 or $49,150/yr. • Laborer 2 years $19.55 or $40,664/yr. • Mason 3 years $25.81 or $53,685/yr. • Millwright 4 years $23.46 or $48,797/yr. • Painter 3 years $21.40 or $44,512/yr. • Plumber/Pipefitter 5 years $27.90 or $58,032/yr. • Roofer 4 years $23.50 or $48,880/yr. • Sheetmetal Worker 5 years $25.85 or $53,768/yr. • Sprinkler Fitter 5 years $30.65 or $63,752/yr.