One of the best parts about joining the trades is the apprenticeship. With over 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of related classroom instruction, being an apprentice offers great opportunities! You can earn the Journeyman credential (which is nationally recognized). Start with the basics and learn your job from the ground up. Work on an “earn as you learn” pay scale. The opportunity to learn hands-on with an expert right beside you, teaching you, is one not offered in traditional education. It is the most effective way to learn and is why an apprenticeship is the key part to getting into the trades.