PARENTS & EDUCATORS
ALL FUTURE, NO DEBT
A registered apprenticeship in advanced construction, engineering, and high-tech trades provides students with a clear career path from paid apprentice to business leader, without any of the student debt that accompanies a typical university education. But make no mistake: apprenticeship programs aren’t an alternative to college, apprenticeship programs are college.
Apprentices start earning good wages and receiving benefits immediately while participating in rigorous academic training in calculus and geometry, communication and leadership skills, and state-of-the-art technologies. By the time they graduate, advanced construction apprentices are out-earning most of their university counterparts, with internationally-recognized credentials they can take anywhere.
A university education is no longer a guarantee
The most prevalent educational mantra in history—that in order to be successful a high school graduate absolutely had to earn a university degree—began to take root nearly a century ago, and has been one of the most enduring mandates of our lifetimes.
But that mandate arose in a different time, and studies today show that university education doesn’t hold the power it once did. Our educational system has changed, and our workforce continues to change rapidly. More and more students are leaving university with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt, and most of them are competing for the same entry-level jobs that barely earn enough to pay the first installment of what will likely be many years of payments on those loans. And automation will throw many jobs into even more uncertainty for our current generation of students.
An apprenticeship in advanced construction, engineering, and the high-tech trades gives students an education they can apply immediately to lucrative, lasting career they can be proud of.
Visit the Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinator’s Association to learn more about specific apprenticeship programs available, or contact us below.
Further reading & watching
:: Google, Apple ditch college degree requirements
:: Forget college, learn a trade
:: Popular girls-only trades classes are upending gender stereotypes
:: High-paying trade jobs sit empty while high school grads line up for university
:: To be competitive in the 21st century, every student needs applied skills
To learn more about Northern Nevada’s registered apprenticeship programs in advanced construction, engineering, and high-tech trades, to schedule a representative to come talk at your school or organization, or to set up a tour of one of our state-of-the-art training facilities, contact us below. We’ll respond within one business day.