Ask an Apprentice

The best part of Construct Tomorrow Student Events are when high school students get a chance to talk to apprentices - young people not much older than the students - and ask practical, real world questions about their apprenticeship. COVID-19 prevents those interactions from taking place face-to-face, but we recreated some of those question and answer interactions here.

Be sure to check back - we'll be updating these pages frequently!

What's the Best Thing About
Your Apprenticeship?

 "The best part about my apprenticeship is being able to develop the skills that I have while being paid. And not having to pay in order to go to school."

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What Don't You Like About
Your Apprenticeship?

"...In the beginning coming to class and training. I didn't like that idea because I didn't do good in school. But when I got here....there's very positive interactions here. The staff is very uplifting."

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Why Not Just go
to College?

 "...I actually knew when I was still in high school that regular four year college was not for me. I've never been school motivated...but I know I'm a hard worker and I know I can learn the things I need to know for my job working hands on..."

Do Women go into
Construction Apprenticeships?

 "...I was nervous because I felt like I was going to be judged as being a woman that they'd feel I wouldn't be a hard enough worker. But I'm here. I'm doing it.

 

I'm doing awesome."

How Much Do
You Make?

"...I'd say I do very well...it's the best kind of money you'll make without having to put yourself into debt."

What is
an Apprenticeship?

"...An apprenticeship is you learning under somebody that knows more than you but you're getting paid for it. You get to learn how to do things the right way from people who...have decades of experience."

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