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How Apprenticeships Work

  • Apprenticeship programs are designed to teach skills that are required for a particular trade.
  • Many Colorado construction contractors sponsor their entry level employees in an apprenticeship after they complete an introductory phase to determine if the employee wants to continue their career in the industry, in a particular skilled trade.
  • Many local unions also offer specific skilled trades apprenticeships.
  • Apprentices typically work for their employers at the job site during the day and attend classes in the evenings. Most apprenticeships are completed within a 3 or 4 year period. The apprentice will participate in classroom sessions as well as work alongside a skilled tradesperson on their way to earning a certificate of completion or a license in their chosen skilled trade.

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