By learning a specific skill set tradesmen and craftsmen can secure for themselves a profitable foundation for their future. So, what exactly is an apprenticeship, you ask?
First and foremost, an apprenticeship is a job.
Second, it’s a great education opportunity!
An apprenticeship is a paid profession in either a skilled trade or a craft. Apprentices are routinely trained by master trade and craftsmen – experts in their field – to learn the acute skills needed for specific jobs. The experts share their mastery and knowledge to ensure their apprentice becomes an expert too. An apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with related classroom instruction.
The apprentices who successfully complete all the prescribed training and hours are the ones that become certified skilled trade or craft workers.