Apprenticeships and Vocational-Technical Training
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are occupational training that combine supervised on-the-job training experience with classroom instruction. Apprentices usually begin at half the salary of journey workers - those who have completed their training and have industry certification. As apprentices perform more complex tasks, they will also receive additional pay increases. When they become journey workers, they increase their chances of finding a well-paying job in their field and, over time, have additional opportunities to become supervisors or go into business for themselves.
What is Vocational-Technical training?
This is training that is received through a specific entity - normally a community college - where your study focuses on a specific field. These might include, but are not limited to, Automotive Technology, Welding, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Cyberg Security, Integrated Metals, and/or Network Administrator. Each Community College has their own programs so it is important to determine what interests you have and then find a location that offers that training.
- B.O.L.I.-Bureau of Labor and Industries
- US Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Carpenters Union Local 247
- Oregon Tradeswomen Network
- Apprenticeship Programs in Oregon
- Sheet Metal Training Center
- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
- Independent Electrical Contractors of Oregon
- Northwest College of Construction
- Associated Builders & Contractors