Careers in the Trades & Apprenticeship Programs ~ Earn While you Learn
The Santa Rosa Junior College Apprenticeship Program conducts, in cooperation with industry, a number of apprenticeship programs. An apprenticeship program is a formal system of occupational training from one to five years that combines paid employment, on-the-job training, and job related college instruction in order to develop skilled workers. Enrollment in an apprenticeship course is limited to registered apprentices. Information on admission to apprenticeship status can be obtained from the local trade in which you are interested, or from the SRJC Department of Career Education and Economic Development.
Learn a Construction Job! The North Bay Trades Intro Program (TIP) is a great place to start. In fact, they will prepare you for applying to and getting a competitive apprenticeship. Check out their workshops at the link.
Napa Valley Adult Education also offers these courses to help you prepare for a successful apprenticeship:
The Redwood Empire Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee has provided a debt-free pathway for men & women to "earn while you learn," in becoming organized members of the most highly skilled workforce in the electrical construction industry. The 5-year training program offers a living wage for apprentices with full health benefits for you and your family, retirement pension, and the opportunity of an excellent annual income upon graduation.
You can also use this tool at Apprenticeship.gov to search for apprenticeships near and far. Many won’t be available until after you graduate, but it’s a great place to explore the possibilities.