Learn About Careers – For Parents
As a parent, you want your children to be successful and find a rewarding career. While most people think success means going to college, there are other opportunities available that do not require student loan debt and financial strain.
An apprenticeship program in the highway construction trades is similar to college in that most programs are four years in length. However, an apprentice can earn real wages while he or she learns a trade. In most union apprenticeship programs, apprentices can even earn college credits at a local community college.
Consider the following benefits:
- A paycheck – From day one, an apprentice will earn a paycheck guaranteed to increase over time as he or she learns new skills.
- Hands-on career training – An apprentice receives practical on-the-job training.
- An education – At several area apprenticeship and training sites in western Pennsylvania, apprentices receive hands-on training and have the potential to earn college credits.
- A career – Once your son or daughter completes an apprenticeship, they will be on their way to a successful long-term career with a competitive salary, and little or no educational debt.