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1An apprenticeship is basically paid skills training, usually through a trade union. Trade school and organizations not affiliated directly with a union also offer similar training, though it might be unpaid or require a fee or tuition.
2Apprenticeship programs are intensive, combining some classroom study with mostly on-the-job, real-world, hands-on training at an actual construction job site. You’ll work side-by-side with a seasoned professional (or a journeyman, in construction lingo), who will supervise your work, teach you the necessary skills, and educate you about safety and other rules of the job site.
3Paid or not, apprenticeships require you to have a high school diploma or GED; you can certainly go to college and even earn a degree, but it’s not required. We’ve heard from a lot of young adults in apprenticeship programs who are thrilled that they don’t need a college degree to achieve a high-paying, highly satisfying career.
4Some sort of construction industry experience is helpful, as apprenticeships attract a lot of students (and adults) looking for career skills. Woodshop and related classes and after-school programs, summer internships, serving as a laborer or helper on a construction crew, and other experiences go a long way to getting accepted into one of these programs
5Decide on a construction trade you want to pursue as a career before you apply for a specific apprenticeship program to learn the required skills.
Training:Architects must be licensed and complete a professional degree in architecture.
Training:Union: Southern Oregon Boiler Operators JATC Area: 4, 5
Training:Union: Oregon SW Washington Carpenters JATC Phone: 503-287-3708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pnci.org Area: Statewid
Non-Union: Oregon/Columbia Carpenters JATC Phone: 503-256-7300 Email: email@example.com Website: www.nwcoc.com Area: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7
Drywall Installer/ Finisher
Training:Union: OR & SW-WA Drywall Finishers JATC Phone: 503-287-4856 Website: https://www.rtctraining.org Area: 1, 2, 3 & 4
Union: OR SW Washington Carpenters JATC Phone: 503-287-3708 Website: www.pnci.org
Training:Union: Limited Energy Technicians JATC Phone: 503-262-9991 x5059 Website: www.nietc.org Area: 1, 6
Non-Union: Limited Energy Electrician JATC Phone: 503-598-7789 Website: www.iecoregon.org Area: 1, 6
Non-Union: Protective Signaling JATC Area: 1
Mixed: Mid-Willamette Industrial TATC Area: 2
Union: Central Electrical JATC Area: 1, 2, 3, 7
Mixed: Southern Willamette-Valley Ltd Energy Electrical JATC Area: 3, 4, 5
Union: Crater Lake Electrical JATC Area: 4, 5 & 7
Non-Union: Central OR Ltd Energy Electrical JATC Area: 7
Elevator Installer/ Mechanic
Training:Union: OR-SW-WA Elevator Industry JATC Area: Statewide
Training:Union: OR & SW-WA Floor Covering JATC Area: Statewide
Training:Union: OR SW-WA Glaziers, Architectural Metal & Glassworker JATC Phone: 503-491-7359 Website: www.mhcc.edu/GlassWorkers Area: 1, 2, 3
Training:Union: Pacific NW Ironworker & Employer JATC Area: Statewide
Training:Union: Oregon Laborers JATC Phone: (541) 740-4753 Website: www.oregonlaborers.com Area: Statewide
Non-Union: Oregon Columbia Laborers JATC Phone: 503-256-7300 or 1-800-309-1442 Website: www.nwcoc.com Area: Statewide
Masonry Trades (multiple)
Training:Union: Oregon SW-WA Mason Trades JATC Phone: 503-234-3781 Website: www.bac1or.org Area: Statewide/Area 1: Caulker
Union: Oregon Columbia Masons TATC Phone: 503-256-7300 Website: www.nwcoc.com Area: 1, 2, 3, 7, Bricklayer. Area: 1, 2, 3, 7, Cement Mason
Union: Oregon & SW-WA Cement Masons JATC Area: Statewide