Back to school. For many, that means the start of another year of long hours in classes and lectures, writing papers, doing projects, studying, and working towards a future career. There’s a ton of merit to higher education and working hard towards a long term goal, but for many, slogging through years of coursework just to graduate with debt, no real-world experience, and only a prayer of finding a job isn’t an exciting or viable option.
That’s why an apprenticeship in the building trades has become appealing to so many. You not only get to learn new, valuable skills that will set you up for a great life, but you get to start your career now, not later.
Apprenticeship is focused on giving students real, hands-on experience through on-the-job training alongside seasoned professionals in their respective trades. From day one, apprentices are actively honing their craft and beginning their careers, instead of learning about abstract concepts and theories that may or may not serve them later in life. And while traditional classroom instruction is also a big and important part of an apprentice’s training, the instruction is very hands-on and directly applicable to the work apprentices are doing in the field, as soon as the very next day.
Oh, and did we mention that apprentices make money while learning, too? That’s right, apprentices get paid for the time they spend on the job site, which is also part classroom for them. The best of all worlds!
“Back to school” doesn’t have to be boring. Back to school can be the start of a rich and rewarding career that you can be proud of. Want to learn more about apprenticeship, and how to get started? Learn more, and come join us!