||LEARN A LIVING THROUGH APPRENTICESHIP
APPRENTICESHIPS IN: Carpentry, Electricians and Installer Technicians, Electricians and Installer Technicians, Construction Trades, Plumbing and Steamfitting
Take a look around. Now consider this; every building you see needed a team of skilled carpenters to complete it; even the furniture in our homes is crafted by someone who has training in the carpentry trade. Carpentry is a multi-faceted specialty in the construction industry. Carpentry skills are used in milling, fastening, joining, assembling, erecting and dismantling structural and architectural materials, and these are just some of the responsibilities a good carpenter will handle during a day's work. Additionally, carpenters use a wide array of hand tools, power tools and precision instruments every day.
While many carpenters are employed on new construction sites, others earn their living doing remodeling or structural alteration work. As you can see, carpentry is a wide-open field with many job opportunities and the chance to increase your take-home pay as your craft skills grow. But even more importantly, since carpenters are generally familiar with the entire construction process, they are regularly presented with opportunities to be promoted to construction foremen and superintendents.
The Carpenters Union Apprenticeship program is a four-year program, combining full-time employment and on-the-job training with evening classroom instruction. During an average year, each apprentice logs 2,000 hours of paid work experience in the field with a minimum of 150 hours of classroom instruction. At the end of four years, an apprentice graduates from the program as a Journeyman Carpenter. Journeymen Papers are then issued by the State of Maryland and the graduate is qualified to work anywhere in the country for top dollar. Completion of this program also earns the Journeyman college credit toward an Associate of Arts Degree from The Community College of Baltimore County...all at no cost to the Apprentice!So go ahead, make the decision now - choose a lucrative and stable future as a carpenter, and start on the road to earning excellent wages and benefits for you and your family! Give Kevin Donohue a call at 410-737-9670 or go to www.mactc.net to find out how to apply to the Baltimore Carpenters JAC Apprenticeship program.
Sometimes we take for granted that the lights come on when we hit the switch, or that we can enjoy a couple hours of Play Station 2 when we need to chill. Whether it's sitting at home watching a game, going to a movie, or spending time on the computer, we rely on electricity so that we can take advantage of our modern conveniences, and it is the electrician and the installer technician who guarantee that our modern conveniences are running smoothly.
Electricians wire buildings with either concealed or exposed wiring. When the wiring installations are completed, they check them out, test them thoroughly to be sure that they are safe and installed properly according to National Electric Code standards. An Installer Technician works with voice data and video systems including fire alarm, security alarms, computer, and telephone. They make it possible for you to log onto a computer at night, and start that coffee pot in the morning. Both careers will guarantee you high income potential and stable employment. The first step in this career is to become an apprentice, and learn on the job site and in school.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 24 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) sponsor a five year Electrical Apprenticeship Training program here in the metro Baltimore area, with all of the training being conducted at their local training center is on Patapsco Avenue in Southwest Baltimore. IBEW/NECA trained Craftsmen and Apprentices perform installation and maintenance services for commercial office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals, manufacturing plants, schools and sporting facilities. Apprentices enjoy excellent hourly wages, a full health insurance plan, guaranteed pension benefits and career advancement opportunities.Through Local 24's program, Apprentices will build skills and an understanding of electricity through on-the-job training and classes. The classes are held at their facility, one day every other week for the first two years and one night every week, September through June, for the last three years of Apprenticeship. At the end of the five-year program, in addition to being awarded Journeymen Papers, graduates are also awarded 30 credits towards an A.A.S. Degree at The Community College of Baltimore County. To start the application process, contact Dave Norfolk at 410-247-3313.
Build your future by building for others. A job in the construction trades can take you anywhere from a hands-on carpenter to a site superintendent, from building design to construction project management…and you can start your career skills training right here at CCBC with the apprenticeship program sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
The construction industry pays well, and offers great job security. As a matter of fact, the industry currently needs well over 200,000 new men and women to enter the trades each year to keep up with society's demand for new roads, airports, and sports complexes as well as feed our communities need for new homes and office buildings.
Yearly income for skilled carpenters range from first year pay of approximately $24,000 with benefits, to experienced, skilled men and women earning $55,000.
Long-term career opportunities in construction supervision can command $38,000 - $100,000 annually!
Having apprenticeship papers under your belt are a sure way to get to the big bucks. Particularly through the Associated Builders and Contractors. The ABC sponsors apprenticeships in 7 construction trades: carpentry, electricity, plumbing, HVACR, sheet metal working, sprinkler fitting, and insulation. Each trade has a host of career opportunities that you can pursue, and apprenticeship papers earned in Maryland will help you get a job anywhere in the US.With the ABC, you can master a craft and gain the technical knowledge you need for a bright career. Learn skills that will last you a lifetime with the ABC and CCBC.Contact Michelle Butt at ABC by calling 410-821-0351.
Clear drinking water…something we all take for granted, but did you realize that plumbers and steamfitters are directly responsible for making it safe for us and keeping it free from contamination? Plumbers and Steamfitters install and service all plumbing, process piping, vacuum, oxygen, natural gas, hydraulic heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and cooling systems, as well as industrial instrumentation and sophisticated automatic control systems that govern these processes. Whether it's new construction, a residential emergency call, or the installation of medical gas systems from components to proper operation, skilled plumbers and steamfitters are in high demand.
At CCBC you can get the training you need to enter the field by entering an apprenticeship program sponsored by the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #486 and the Maryland Mechanical Contractors Association (M.C.A.).
Upon completion of the application process, a Plumber /Steamfitter apprentice participates in a 5-year program that combines hands-on training with two evening classes each week. A job will be provided for you with one of our 100 signatory contractors. Plumber and Steam Fitter apprentices earn $14.53/hr. while working on the job during their first year, with annual increases that land them at $36.34/hr. after year five when they earn their Journeymen papers. Enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, pension and annuity. An optional 401K plan is also available to the apprentice.
As an added benefit, by participating in the local apprenticeship program sponsored by the M.C.A., Local 486 and CCBC, students earn 30 credits toward an A.A.S. degree. Graduates receive a Maryland Journey HVACR license, test for the Maryland Journey Plumber/Gasfitter license, and receive many trade certifications.
Other related fields of training include welding, HVACR service persons, and CAD operators.
Call Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #486 at 410-866-5313 for more information about the application process, or go to www.486school.com on the web.
Guaranteed to increase your apprentice starting salary 100% in 5 years.
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