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. This Candadian website has awesome information about a wide variety of trades, but it won't help you make US connections:Apprenticeship.com. Here's the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship
SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE offers one state certified apprenticeship program and many other trade-related educational and training opportunties.
- Computer-aided Drafting
- Computer and Information Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Dental Health and Dental Assisting
- Drafting and Engineering Technology
- Environmental Technologies
- Facilitiy Technologies
- Fashion Design
- Fine Woodworking
- Fitness Instructor Training
- Green Building Systems
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Interior Design
- Media Arts (Concentrations in Audio Production, Graphic and Interactive Design, Web Design)
- Paralegal Studies
- Paramedicine or Emergency Medical Techniicans
- Patisser (Bakery)
- Respiratory Therapy
- Solar Energy
NEW MEXICO Apprenticeship information
- Associated General Contractors, New Mexico Building Branch
- Associated Builders and Contractrs, Inc, New Mexico Chapter, Education Director, Roberta Day Chavez, 505-830-4222, email@example.com: Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, Sheet Metal Workers.
- International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local No. 495, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Richard Meyer, 505-242-9124 or 505-264-4173.
- Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the Electrical Industry
- Northern New Mexico Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.
- Painters and Allied Trades District Council 1 Local 823, Field Representative, Manuel Hidalgo, 505-265-0448 or 505-991-0093, firstname.lastname@example.org (Painters, Wallcovering, Window Glazing, Floor Covering, Drywall Finishing)
- Plasterer's & Cement Masons Apprenticeship Training Program for NM and El Paso.
- Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative Supervisor Training Program, 1-800-934-6474
- Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union No. 49, Joint Apprenticship and Training Committee Training Coordinator, Jerry Arms, 505-266-5878, email@example.com.
- United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local Union 412
JOB 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:
- New Mexico Job Corps - Abuquerque: Welding, Construction (Carpentry, Cement Masonry, Electrical Wiring, Facilities Maintenace, Plumbing), Business and Office Technology, Nursing Assistant
- New Mexico Job Corps - Roswell: Automotive and Machine repair, Construction (Electrical Wiring, Facilities Maintenance, Painting), Health Occupations, Protective Services, Culinary Arts
- Job Corps Admissions Counselor in Santa Fe: Miguel Acosta, 505-827-7425.
- Talking Leaves Job Corps, operated by Cherokeee Nation, Tahlequa, OK: Construction (Electrical Wiring, Facilities Maintenance), Business Technology, Health Occupations, Culinary Arts, Transportations Material Handler
- US Job Corps Information
For more information, please contact Patty Armstrong, GCDF, Career Services Coordinator, 505-428-1406 (Fax: 505-428-1657), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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