What is an apprenticeship program?
It is a type of post-secondary education like college or university. However the difference is that apprentices do not only learn the skill but they also use it during their on-the-job training and get paid for it. It is a program special for the trades such as Electrician, Chef and Mechanics. An apprenticeship program can take two to five years to complete. Apprentices usually spend 40-44 weeks on the job and go to school for six to eight weeks. While working on the job you get experience, as well as you get paid for it. This can help pay for your tuition fees. At the end of your apprenticeship program you receive a Certificate of Qualification for your designated trade.
Why choose an apprenticeship program?
Choosing this post-secondary option is beneficial for you because you learn about what you’re going to do in the job and you also get the on-the-job experience for that specific job. Rather than just going to university and just learning the theory behind your designated trade, you get the hands-on experience doing an apprenticeship. You are also being trained by a professional for that particular occupation.
4 Reasons of why Apprenticeship is the BEST for you
A Chance to be the Best. When you start an apprenticeship, you’ll learn a skilled trade from a master craftsman. You might get an apprenticeship in health care, or in construction, or as a cook. But no matter which field you choose, an apprenticeship will let you work with someone who’s an expert and who will help you learn to be an expert too. You’ll learn to do work you love, and you’ll have the chance to be your best. That will give you great job opportunities for the future – everyone wants to hire the best!
A paycheck while you learn. People don’t usually get paid to learn something new! But as an apprentice, you’ll learn a new skill and get paid while you learn. Apprenticeships combine book learning with on-the-job training. At the end of the apprenticeship, you can keep your job and earn a higher salary as a skilled craftsman. Or, you can take your skills to a new job.
Variety of opportunities. There are apprenticeships in nearly every field you can imagine: from police officer or firefighter to machinist or cook. That means you can find an apprenticeship for nearly any career you want. And, if you complete an apprenticeship, you’ll have the skills and job experience to earn higher wages and get better opportunities than people who have entered your field without an apprenticeship. You also have a higher chance of getting the job versus someone who only has the education but no hands on experience.
A secure future. With an apprenticeship, you’ll have the chance to gain the skills and technical know-how to become one of the best in your field. Achieving such a high level of skill will lead to a higher salary and greater job opportunities. And that will mean that your future is secure.
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