Are You Prepared for the Challenge?
You are ready for a change. A new or first career opportunity. Something that offers a competitive pay package. Good health benefits. A solid retirement plan. Being part of a highly skilled and respected workforce. Apprenticeship is the first step toward preparing yourself for a lifetime career. It requires commitment and dedication. You should choose your trade carefully. Will it be the right fit for you? Would you enjoy doing it?
Keep in mind you are looking for work in a very competitive field. If you get discouraged along the way, or if someone tells you "no," then maybe you're talking to the wrong person. Be persistent. Your enthusiasm works for you, not against you. Call apprenticeship programs directly, even if they're full or not accepting applications at this time. See if they offer any orientations. Ask for an informational interview or see if you can visit a work site or shop.