Already the nation’s
largest industry, construction, is destined to grow to meet increasing
demands for skyscrapers and schools, factories and flood control
projects, roads and reservoirs, homes and hospitals, and churches and
court houses. It means a future that staggers the imagination.
What does this mean to a
young person preparing to embark on a career? It means
unlimited opportunities in challenging jobs and at high
How do you tie your
future to construction? One way is by becoming a skilled
member of the construction team.
Because construction is
eager for young talent and needs a trained manpower corps
to match the requirements of the future, a number of
attractive training programs are available to qualified
Trained manpower is the
construction industry’s lifeblood. The heart that pumps this
life-blood often is a joint management-labor apprenticeship program.
Basically, an apprentice
is a worker. Individuals learning how to be skilled at
their crafts. While many students pay for the privilege
of learning, a construction apprentice is paid while
being trained. The more an apprentice learns through
on-the-job training and related classroom instruction,
the more pay earned.
The skills and talent
learned as an apprentice equip a young person for a
rewarding life in the high-paying construction industry.
This web site briefly
outlines some of the crafts which have apprenticeship
programs in North Central Indiana and South Western
Michigan. The term of apprenticeship ranges from three to
five years depending on the trade.
The Michiana Area
Construction Industry Advancement Program will be happy
to discuss a career in construction with you.
apprenticeship programs require applicants to be
physically fit. In addition, applicants must take an
aptitude test and be interviewed by the joint
apprenticeship committee before acceptance.
*Where the apprenticeship program has established a formal
classroom training course, there is a required number of
school hours the individual apprentice must attend each
For information on all apprenticeship programs, contact
the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and