Pierce County Construction Partnership Building Your Career


Opening Doors to a Better Future

There are many benefits to doing an apprenticeship. You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is best suited to you-through hands-on experience on the job.

Why Become an Apprentice?

  • Earn a salary
  • Receive training
  • Gain qualifications
  • Learn job-specific skills

Getting Started

The right apprenticeship for you will depend on your interests, your experience the opportunities in your area.

Apprenticeships for Women

Apprenticeships for WomenAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise about 10 percent of the construction workforce today. To remain competitive, the industry must continually recruit and train women.

Support During Training

Your training provider will make sure you have support. Their job is to ensure that your training fits your personal requirements, offers the skills needed for the job and satisfies national standards. They will also be there to help you through any difficult times.

Apprenticeship Resources

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Earning While You Learn

Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you are paid while you learn. You are paid from day one of your apprenticeship. The rate of pay varies for apprentices depending on the trade you choose. As your skills develop, your pay will increase accordingly.

Learn Skills on the Job

Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. Employers all over the country recognize and value apprenticeships as they show that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.

Apprenticeships typically take between one and four years to complete, depending on the type of apprenticeship. The length of time taken will depend on the ability of the individual apprentice and the program requirements.