What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a multi-year program of on-the-job, hands-on training and in-classroom learning that allows the apprentice to acquire skills to become a highly skilled tradesperson.
Apprenticeships are for those looking for their first career or a new one to become highly skilled construction workers.
Apprentices “earn as they learn” – they earn a paycheck from day 1 while learning on the job and receiving a debt-free education and other benefits.
Is an apprenticeship for you?
Find the trade that fits you best. The requirements of an apprenticeship program vary by trade and program. WBTC-affiliated unions offer 17 different training programs in over a dozen trades at sites throughout the state – from plumbing and pipefitting to electrical to masonry and elevator construction – and more. Learn more about the trades below.
Once you’re ready, contact the trade or program for additional information and for the application. Applicants must apply directly with the apprenticeship committee or sponsor and to apply. Application requirements vary by program and sponsor. Contact information for the programs are listed with each trade below.
WBTC-affiliated unions’ members are all highly skilled tradespeople, but the kind of work they do varies widely. They build roads, bridges, and pipelines, construct high rise office buildings, hotels, and apartments, theaters, government buildings, and schools, and anything in between, and they build and maintain the systems inside, like the elevators, boilers, HVAC, and electrical – all across the state and country.