What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a structured system of training designed to prepare individuals for occupations in skilled trades and crafts. It combines on-the-job training, under the supervision of experienced journey workers, with related classroom instruction. Apprentices who successfully complete the prescribed number of hours of training in an apprenticeship program become certified skilled craft workers. The Arkansas AGC program is registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the U.S. Department of Labor.
What does Apprenticeship offer?
Workers who complete apprenticeship programs can expect to hold good jobs with good pay. Their skills are a source of personal satisfaction as well as employment security. Statistics show that program graduates earn higher wages, have more stable work records and are promoted sooner and more often than workers who have not been trained through apprenticeship programs.
Can I use veterans benefits as an apprentice?
If eligible, an apprentice may use veterans benefits while registered in an apprenticeship program. Contact your local Veterans Administration office or call 1-888- 442-4551 for more information.
What are some of the career opportunities open to journey workers?
Highly trained journey workers are sought by industry for well-paying jobs. Some examples are electricians, carpenters, plumbers, hvac technician, etc.