Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is the gateway to many career opportunities which offer virtually unlimited advancement.  The domestic and international job markets encompass many projects such as construction of hydroelectric dams, high-rise buildings, schools, hospitals, commercial facilities and interstate highways.

Rewarding careers in the union building trades industries are complimented by competitive wages, medical and life insurance benefits, secure local and national retirement programs and specialized quality training.  These benefits are made possible by the joint efforts of labor and management in each trade.

Building Trades Joint Apprenticeship and Training programs are described in the following career directory.  Rewards and benefits of these careers are largely unmatched in today’s job market.

What are the Benefits of a JATC Apprenticeship Program?

Apprenticeship in the building trades is the doorway to opportunity.  Apprentices learn skills which can be used throughout their careers.  Today’s ambitious apprentices will become the supervisors, contractors, estimators and superintendents of tomorrow.  They will be instrumental in guiding co-workers and other apprentices to improve their trade skills.

Additional benefits of joint labor/management Apprenticeship Programs are:

  Excellent wage rates with guaranteed scheduled increases

  Paid health insurance

  State of the art training facilities

  Safe working conditions

  Guaranteed pension benefits

 College Credits

All programs are registered with the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and/or the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

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