Recent Graduates

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is all that you need to start a career in the skilled trades.

Instead of piling up massive amounts of student debt by attending college, high school graduates can begin a Registered Apprenticeship Program at little to no cost.

A number of recent college graduates who are unable to use their degree, are earning low wages or have little to no health insurance and retirement benefits have also made the decision to enter into a Registered Apprenticeship Program.

For many recent high school and college graduates, entering an apprenticeship is a great opportunity, as it allows them to earn while you learn. This means apprentices earn a livable wage when they work side-by-side with highly skilled and highly trained journey, as they receive on-the-job training plus additional classroom education from a trained and experienced instructor.

Recent graduates will:

  • Avoid massive college debt or begin to pay off existing student loans by earning a livable wage
  • Receive on-the-job training from highly trained and highly skilled construction workers
  • Receive classroom instruction
  • Earn important industry certifications
  • Earn health insurance and retirement benefits

As students continue to be steered towards colleges and universities, opportunities are available in the skilled trades. Remember, journeymen typically earn more than most college graduates.