Interested in learning a trade?
Attending a 4-year college is not in everyone's post-secondary plan. Watch this video on how some students decided to participate in an apprenticeship programs in a trade area and became a successful skilled worker without the debt that sometimes comes with college.
Are you interested in an apprenticeship program? Click below to see different programs right here in Georgia!
What is an Apprenticeship
An apprenticeship program trains you to become skilled in a trade or profession. Apprenticeship training typically combines classroom learning with hands-on work. Community colleges, technical training schools, and even employers provide these job-related educational courses.
BENEFITS OF APPRENTICESHIP
An apprenticeship offers several notable advantages in addition to getting paid and on-the-job training. Apprentices also receive classroom instruction, mentorship with an experienced professional, and credentials upon program completion.
DO APPRENTICES GET PAID?
Because apprenticeships are considered full-time work, you get paid! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average starting wage for a new apprentice is $15 an hour. This “learn while you earn” model increases both the skills and salary as they gain experience.
TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIPS
Apprenticeships are common in skilled trades like carpentry, plumbing, electrical, hairstyling, hospitality, transportation, and manufacturing. But these programs are also available in professionalized industries such as healthcare, finance, business, and information technology.