It is common for some people to spend a part of their life trying to find a career that they enjoy, but also one that can support them financially.
A number of high school graduates and college students struggle to find a career that pays well and they enjoy. A registered apprenticeship program in the construction industry can set you ahead for a life of financial success.
According to a 2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study, nearly half of all jobs require some outdoor work.
Now that this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is here, we think it’s a good time to focus on one of the best benefits of joining a registered apprenticeship program in preparation for a career: The ability to earn while you learn through a little-to-no-cost training program that teaches real-world skills to set you up for success.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week runs through November 17, and it provides an excellent way to recognize the benefits of apprenticeship and how it is helping so many Americans build solid, satisfying careers.
According to economists, not every young person is right for college, and the option to build a career in the trades may be just the answer for many millennials.
Like many people in their early twenties, Emily Williams wanted a better future for herself and her family. She’d studied Criminal Justice at Wayne County Community College in Michigan and had worked in the concrete-casting industry, but she struggled financially and wanted something more.
Do you have a college degree?
Anymore, it doesn't really seem to matter, does it?
Maybe you're thinking that it would have been better if you hadn't gone to college; at least you wouldn't have all that debt hanging over your head, making you anxious, forcing you to save money and live with your parents.
Like other students across America, you have probably been told by your teachers, counselors and parents that college is the only way to get a good job.
The truth is, millions of college graduates struggle to find employment in their preferred field.
If you were offered the chance to learn a craft, without having to go into debt to pay for the education, would you take it? And while you were learning the craft you also earned a living wage, meaning you earn a paycheck while you learn your craft. Does that sound like something you'd be interested in? Then you are an excellent candidate for an apprenticeship within the construction trades.