Apprenticeships are a structured way for a person to learn a trade or occupation typically over a 1-3 year time frame and lead to an industry-recognized credential.  Apprenticeships are paid experiences, can sometimes qualify for college credit, and can lead to a full-time job. They are a great way to learn while being paid for a specific career. 

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According to the Department of Labor, there has been a 70% increase in the number of new participants entering apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship programs provide people with unique employment opportunities, increase retention rates, and provide a point of entry for applicants who meet the minimum age and education requirements.

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Several businesses in the Flathead Valley offer such apprenticeships.  Please see links below to apprenticeships in the Flathead Valley. For more information about area apprenticeships, you can also contact Luke Lavin at Flathead Valley Community College at [email protected].

Employers offering apprenticeships: 

Central Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical

Immanuel Lutheran Communities