What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is career education combining extensive on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Apprenticeship usually lasts four years. During this time, the apprentice works under the supervision and guidance of a skilled craftsperson.

Apprentices are full time employees and earn a wage while in training. An apprentice’s pay generally starts at about 50 percent of the experienced craftsperson and increases throughout the apprenticeship.

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Construction Industry Career Facts

  • Today, government and private studies confirm the shortage of skilled construction workers nationwide.
  • Factoring in retirement, job changes, for those choosing to enter construction management or business ownership, it is easy to see the growing need for skilled construction workers.
  • Future career path opportunities include jobs as estimator, distribution manager, inspector, project manager, trade instructor, foreman, and more…
  • Construction is one of the few industries where an individual can still own his or her own business.

Construction Workers Quality of Life

  • Construction workers can build a financially rewarding future and experience an exciting career.
  • Job satisfaction - It is rewarding to see your skills in a finished structure.
  • Job security - High skills are in high demand.
  • Low stress - Job requirements produce less mental stress.
  • Physical exercise - Maintains a healthy body.
  • Hours of employment - Usually weekends and evening are free for recreation.
  • Unlimited earning power in an unlimited construction career path.
  • Trade skills can save you thousands of dollars building or remodeling a home.

Find out how you can start a rewarding career as a skilled Construction worker today! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Training Department at 714-779-3187or by email at studentintake@abcsocal.net.

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