Some of us want, or need, to jump into the world of work right after high school. Apprenticeships are a great way to build a path to a great career.

The best way to describe apprenticeships is with the phrase “earn while you learn.” When you are in an apprenticeship you build your job skills through on-the-job training and some classes, while making a wage that you can live on. Once you have completed training you will be a professional that can work for a company or start your own business.

There are many different apprenticeships, not just those found in the construction trade. You will build your résumé, make connections in the industry, and get the training you need to become a certified professional, all while getting paid!

Young man learning a skill