CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION
What Is An Apprentice?
An apprentice is an individual who learns a craft through classroom and on-the-job training. Classes are taught by men and women who are skilled in that trade, while on-the-job training is overseen by construction employers. Unlike other training programs, apprentices are paid while developing their skills. And as your skill-level increases, so will your pay level.
Most apprentices are paid from the very first day they are accepted into the program. Some first year apprenticeship programs require full time unpaid classroom instruction for up to 11 weeks.
All apprenticeship programs have different requirements for employment. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure they understand the requirements for the apprenticeship program they are applying for.
Apprenticeship programs vary in length from 2 years to 5 years depending on the program. Generally, apprenticeship programs require a driver's license, physical exam, drug screen, aptitude test, and oral interview. Successful applicants do their homework before applying for the apprenticeship program they choose.