Q: What is required to apply?
A: All that is required to apply is a high school diploma or GED and your GED test
scores. Additionally, your high school transcripts, a driver’s license or state issued
photo I.D., and if you have one, a resume to upload.
Q: How long is the apprenticeship?
A:Most of the journeypersons you will work with will say they are learning
something new every day, but our structured program is 4 years. Each year you
will learn new skillsets to your chosen trade through both one week of classroom
time every quarter as well as your time working on a jobsite.
Q: Do I have to have experience already?
A: No, while experience is a plus, and some may qualify for credit, none is required.
The textbook definition of apprenticeship is an arrangement in which someone
learns an art, trade, or job from another. We are here to teach you, both in class
and from your co-workers on the jobsite.
Q: Will my Military service have credit?
A: If you served in the military and wish to apply, visit the Helmets to Hardhats
website, click register, then click on register under the banner that says “Veteran
Career Seeker”, enter your information, choose either Carpenter or Millwright in
the drop down menu and the site will direct you from there.
Q: Will I have to spend a lot of money on tools?
A: You will need a fair amount of tools, but not right away. The apprenticeship is
structured so that as you continue to learn different skills, you will need more
Q: Are there classes I should take in high school that will better prepare me?
A: If your local school corporation participates in the Career Connections program or
has a building trades program, then these would be great preparation for your
career. If not, Algebra, geometry, and any hands on shop classes would be great
options to get you started.