TEST PREPARATION FOR THE TRADES ENTRANCE EXAMS
The process to get into the skilled trades (electricians, plumbers, fitters) is very competitive and requires a candidate to pass both a math, mechanical and oral exam. Currently, only 5 – 10% of the labor pool passes these rigorous exams. To address this challenge, CTWI partnered with the trades to develop a test prep curriculum and course to help students improve their performance.
-14 of the 17 students enrolled in the course passed and got accepted into the union apprenticeship program of their choice.
-Enrollment in the class increased by 50% the following year.
– ⅓ of Sprinklerfitter 483’s new apprentice cohort were recruited from our test prep class due to high test results.