Ah, the mystery of applying for an apprenticeship with the trades. The application process is the question I receive the most from people who are interested.
- How do I apply?
- What is an ‘Intent to Hire’ letter?
It can be frustrating when you make a decision to ‘chance a dream’ and then be stymied by a process which is different than what a person might anticipate. A person’s anxiety can fire up and frankly cause them not to apply – which is a shame and could be easily avoided. So we have a video (linked below) from the Local 49 – Operating Engineers – aimed at demystifying the new hire process. Take a look and get involved!
What Employers Have to Say
The trades have Good pay, even at a starting wage. Advancements are there if you take it seriously and want to improve your career. The demand is strong.
We have requests for 2 to 3 times the work that we can perform. If I had qualified job foremen and quality workers available, we could build many more homes and projects than we do.
There is a great satisfaction in building, and completing quality projects for people. The work has great variety, and the learning experiences are invaluable.