Apprenticeship Preparation Program

After high school, Efren didn’t know what direction he wanted his career to go, but he knew he wanted to do something hands-on. Our Apprenticeship Preparation Program made sense. Efren says, “I loved it. I learned a lot.” He says the trips to union training centers and the dedicated staff instructors helped him understand what it really takes to have a career in union construction trades. After he graduated in 2014, he got into the Ironworkers Union, Local 416, and has been working full time ever since. Efren says having a lasting career with the union “feels great. I love the fact that I know I have a plan and a future. Before, I didn’t know what I was gonna do.”

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