Once you are in a union apprenticeship training program, you are part of the union. During an apprenticeship, you learn about your trade from experienced workers on the job site and through formal classroom training. Apprentices EARN while they LEARN – and the education is free! At the same time, you will receive health and retirement benefits. Most importantly, you will be able to support yourself and your family for a lifetime. 

Facts about union apprenticeship programs:

  • 18+ and  GED or HS Diploma required
  • 3- to 5-year training programs
  • State-approved apprenticeship training
  • Average starting pay ~$26/hr
  • Zero student debt
  • Excellent benefits: health, retirement, paid time off
  • No college degree required