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Why Apprenticeship

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

The average college graduate is tens of thousands of dollars in debt and many are left searching for a job after getting their degree. On the flip side, an ABC San Diego apprentice will have no student loan debt and will have already been working for their employer for multiple years.

ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT

A career in construction is anything but a dead-end job. From graduating high school to retirement, there are numerous ways to move up the career ladder. In fact, many top-ranking executives at ABC San Diego member companies started in the apprenticeship program. Anyone looking for a job that can turn into a career should look no further than the construction industry.

JOBS ARE AVAILABLE…NOW AND LATER.

The skills gap is a real problem facing contractors today. There are simply not enough skilled workers to fill the jobs that are currently available. In the next few years, the construction industry will need as many as two million new craft professionals to fill the jobs available. While others struggle to find work, you can start your career in one of the most in-demand fields in the country.

PRIDE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP

While many people turn off their computer at the end of a mundane workday, those in the construction industry face new challenges every time they step on the jobsite. Those in the construction industry also get a sense of accomplishment as the structure they are working on is completed. Just imagine how it would feel to drive by a building and tell a friend or family member, “I built that.”

A CAREER FOR LIFE

Construction is one of the largest industries in the country, and it is not going away anytime soon. As long as people need homes, schools, hospitals and more, the construction industry will exist. Additionally, a job in construction will never be outsourced. While other jobs may be shipped overseas, it is impossible to build a skyscraper in China and send it to California.

With an apprenticeship,
you start with a job
and build a CAREER