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Pipe Trades Apprenticeship

CERTIFIED CAREER TRAINING Skilled Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Are you interested in pursuing a skilled trade? Are you are someone who is skilled using their hands to create and repair? A SWPTA union-sponsored apprenticeship training program is perfect for people looking to better themselves through skilled work. What is an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is an arrangement in

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CERTIFIED CAREER TRAINING Skilled Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Are you interested in pursuing a skilled trade? Are you are someone who is skilled using their hands to create and repair? A SWPTA union-sponsored apprenticeship training program is perfect for people looking to better themselves through skilled work. What is an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is an arrangement in

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Work With Your Hands

Humans Started Out Working With Their Hands People are expressive beings. Whether we do this through art or words, or through the work we do every day, people’s personalities come out through the things they do. It’s easy to see how an artist does this with paints on a canvas, but it’s no small secret

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Skilled Trades: An Alternative to College

These days, we seem to think a college graduate is the right goal to make for all kids. High school education is geared toward preparing students to succeed at four-year colleges. Part of this is because high schools base their worth and prestige on the number of students they send to four-year universities. This may

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How Have Apprenticeships Changed?

The Supreme Court is constantly changing the landscape of the way unions work. Union members are fighting for better working conditions, stronger training support, and comprehensive benefits. This is becoming a heavy matter especially with the growth of many trade professions. Fortunately, the future of labor unions looks bright with the aid of apprentice training.

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Apprenticeships Vs. Trade Schools

If you’re thinking about joining a union trade, then you must undergo a series of important training sessions. Most union workers have the option of enrolling in a trade school or to take on an apprenticeship program. Though both training methods pave an excellent learning path, they are fundamentally different. Apprenticeships are hands-on work opportunities,

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A Day in the Life

You’ve earned a high school diploma—now what? Your future is wide open, and there are many different career options you could pursue with a high school diploma. However, the sheer number of opportunities available to you can also make choosing a career path that’s right for you a bit daunting.  Although the choice is difficult,

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