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JATC Apprenticeship Fair

Sean Christner, Staff Writer

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An apprenticeship is an alternate way to get a post secondary education after high school. On May 2nd the JATC hosted a fair to highlight the benefits of the program as well as the different companies and unions that offer these programs.

 

At the fair, multiple companies came to help students about to graduate find out what career they would go into. The main focus of the whole thing was the construction fields, also known as electricians, plumbers, welders, and mechanics.

 

These fields are pushing for new workers because they have had a huge growth recently, with the construction company W.W.CLYDE going so far as to say, “You can not drive down the road without running into the projects that we are doing. The growth is extremely big right now.”

 

“The programs also have the big benefit that once you graduate you will have a job, no student debt, and the experience that allows you to go and get a job more easily than if you were to go to college and then try to go and find a job out on the market.” W.W.CLYDE pushed enthusiastically.

 

“Even though I don’t plan on going into any of these fields it is always good to know that I have an option if college doesn’t work out.” Ben Jones sophomore Student said when asked why he chose to go to the fair.

“You always need a back up plan and getting certified in a trade is a good way to make a lot of money so you do not flip burgers through college.” Ben remarked on the benefits of the various programs.

 

Even though the current white collar mindset of the public is restrictive, the apprenticeship and trade fair allows students to see that sitting at a desk is not the only option for a job, because there are many different careers that are available to you right after highschool.

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