1 The Apprenticeship Advantage earn while you learn! What is Apprenticeship ? ``Proven methods Apprenticeship is a training program where you earn Whatever your field of interest, you will be taught wages while you learn a skilled profession in a specific by experienced professionals. You'll take at least 144. field, such as construction, health care, or culinary arts. hours of related classes each year. And, you'll have a chance to practice your new skills on the job while Apprenticeship combines classroom studies you are learning. with on-the-job training supervised by a trade professional. Much like a college education, it ``Higher wages takes several years to become fully trained in the skilled trades pay more than unskilled work.
2 Occupation you choose. Unlike college though, as an That's why apprenticeships lead to higher wages. apprentice you'll earn while you learn. According to a survey by the Washington State Workforce Education and Training Coordinating At first, you'll make less money than skilled Board, Apprenticeship graduates earn an average of workers, but as you progress, you'll get regular $58,000 per year plus benefits. raises. Once you've mastered the craft, you'll receive the same wages as a professional. ``Advancement potential Apprenticeship graduates usually advance more Why choose Apprenticeship ? rapidly than other workers, so higher-paying jobs come more quickly. Some apprentices move into Apprenticeship means real skills supervisory positions within just a few years.
3 And real careers ``Proven success ``Equal opportunity Today's carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and sheet Apprenticeship programs must provide equal metal workers were yesterday's apprentices. And opportunity to all who are interested. They are tomorrow's manufacturing technicians, educational eager for qualified women and minority applicants. assistants, and firefighters may be Apprenticeship ``Valuable skills credential graduates as well. When you complete your Apprenticeship , you'll You can find Apprenticeship opportunities in most receive a graduation certificate valid anywhere in construction trades and in many other occupations. the that demonstrates you have the knowledge Apprenticeships in new occupations are being and skills needed for successful performance as a added all the time.
4 Professional in that occupation. Here are just a few Apprenticeship training programs: Bricklayer Carpenter Cement mason Construction craft laborer Culinary workers Dispensing optician Educational assistant (K-12). Electrician Elevator constructor mechanic Equipment operator Firefighter Why not get started now? Health-care worker Think about an occupation that makes the most of your special talents, Heating & cooling technician and find out if there's an Apprenticeship program in that occupation. Ironworker You'll need a high-school diploma, GED or equivalent, and basic Insurance claims manager reading and writing skills. Some programs require specific Manufacturing technician math training. Meat cutter Painter and decorator Contact a Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) Apprenticeship Plumber Consultant for assistance.
5 They can give you tips to make the Power-line worker search easier and direct you toward an Apprenticeship program And many more! that you might want to explore further. Remember: Apprenticeship is a commitment that prepares you for a lifetime career. It's your career your choice your future! Contact a local Apprenticeship consultant Northwest Washington.. 360-416-3081. King County .. 206-515-2842. or.. 206-835-1028. Pierce County .. 253-596-3930. or.. 253-596-3861. Southwest Washington.. 360-902-6410. or.. 360-902-6781 Department of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship Services Central Washington.. 509-735-0119. P. O. Box 44530. Eastern Washington.. 509-324-2590 Olympia WA 98504-4530. Call 360-902-5320, email or visit us online at Upon request, foreign language support and formats for persons with disabilities are available.
6 Call 1-800-547-8367. TDD users, call 360-902-5797. L&I is an equal opportunity employer. New! Youth website at PUBLICATION F100-022-000 [10-2015].