Apprenticeship Opportunities

March 11, 2008 10:32:03 AM PDT
To help jumpstart California's economy the state launched a new program to get people working and at the same time rebuild our infrastructure.The "I built it" project is designed to get hundreds of thousands of new apprentices into the building trades.

The state is gearing up for several infrastructure projects and says it will need carpenters, iron workers, laborers, equipment operators and masons.

California will need nearly 200-thousand apprentices over the next 10 to 12 years.

Farrah Harmon, Carpenter Apprentice: "There's a lot of single Mom's out there who could benefit from getting in the apprenticeship program and going onto the journey level carpentry because you can support your children. You've got benefits, and that's the main thing, supporting your children and your family and having a future."

The apprentice programs pay on average $25.00 an hour. Some programs require a high school diploma, others do not.

I Built It Website
www.dir.ca.gov/DAS/IBuiltIt/IBuiltIt_Opportunities.html


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