Apprenticeships and the Trades

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What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are on-the-job training programs that are often combined with classroom training to learn highly skilled trades that offer excellent wages.  Apprentices get paid to learn and work.  Often an apprentice is hired by an employer, then sent to classes as part of their job.

What are trades? Trades are careers that involve both physical labor and growing levels of skill or craftsmanship. Here's the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship

SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE offers many trade-related educational and training opportunties. 

Please check the course catalogclass schedule, or appropriate departments and schools for more information.

NEW MEXICO Apprenticeship information

Click here for more information on TradeUp New Mexico.

21st Century Registered Apprenticeships 

Job CorpsJOB CORPS: Funded by the Federal Department of Labor Job Corps is a residential career training program with hands-on training, internships, industry-based certification for U.S. Citizens ages 16-24, located across the United States.  They provide housing, a high school diploma or GED program, a bi-weekly living allowance and training for well-paying careers.  Go to the following local contacts for more information:


  • RK, (Denver, CO) RK was recently featured in the Denver Business Journal (DBJ) as one of several Denver area companies now helping high school graduates obtain immediate employment. By choosing RK's Apprenticeship Program as their postsecondary path, graduates can go directly into a career in the skilled trades industry such as Plumbing, Piping, and Sheet Metal.


For more information, please contact Patty Armstrong, GCDF, Career Services Coordinator, 505-428-1406 (Fax: 505-428-1657),

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