Apprenticeship is a time-honored approach to training skilled workers through a combination of on-the job training and classroom instruction.
- Nearly all skilled trades require some form of an apprenticeship to advance.
- Apprentices are full-time employees who produce high-quality work while they learn skills that enhance their employment prospects.
- Each apprenticeship occupation has its own standard training outline which details the on-the-job training and classroom instruction required.
- An apprentice operates under the close supervision of a skilled worker on the job and takes related classroom instruction at night or on weekends.
- A graduated pay scale assures that salary reflects the degree of skill achieved.
Why are Apprenticeships a Smart Choice?
- Less debt
- Correct training
- Career advancement
- Higher earnings
- More long-term success
You don’t have to wait long to reap the rewards of your apprenticeship. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, apprentices earn an average starting salary of more than $60,000 per year.
How to Find the Right Apprenticeship Program for You
There are many region-specific positions available statewide. Here are the best steps to finding the right program for you:
- Consider your future career. What type of work do you want to do?
- Explore I Build America Kentucky’s website under the “Careers” page. There, you’ll find a map of Ohio with links to all of the available programs in your area.
- Reach out! Connect with organizations, programs, and contacts near you. They are excited to hear from you–all it takes is a single email or telephone call to get your career on track.
- Show up, work hard, and learn.