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.
- Architechtural Design
- Building Science and Construction Technologies
- Culinary Arts
- Dental Health and Dental Assisting
- Drafting and Engineering Technology
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Facility Technologies
- Fashion Design
- Fine Woodworking
- Fitness Instructor Training
- General Engineering
- Greenhouse Management
- Green Building Systems
- Information Systems and Computer Science
- Interior Design
- Media Arts (Concentrations in Audio Production, Graphic and Interactive Design, Web Design)
- Medical Assisting
- Paralegal Studies
- Paramedicine or Emergency Medical Techniicans
- Patisser (Bakery)
- Residential Energy Auditor and Inspector
- Respiratory Care
- Water Treatment
NEW MEXICO Apprenticeship information
- Associated General Contractors, New Mexico Building Branch
- Associated Builders and Contractrs, Inc, New Mexico Chapter
- IMPACT, Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust
- International Union of Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE)
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New Mexico Chapter
- Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the Electrical Industry
- Northern New Mexico Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.
- Plasterer's & Cement Masons Apprenticeship Training Program
- Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative Supervisor Training Program
- Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union No. 49
- 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
- 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
- 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), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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