Apprenticeship: The Ultimate Teen Guide

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 373 pages
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The 13th addition to the critically acclaimed It Happened to Me series is designed to help young adults explore career options and find jobs by providing specific details about apprenticeship programs in their desired field. There are more than 800 apprenticeable jobs in the United States (e.g. painters, paper hangers, wall finishers, glaziers, sign and display workers, plumbers, gasfitters, welders, roofers, bricklayers, carpenters, cooks, stage technicians, health care workers, and military opportunities). Written for teenagers who are not interested in going directly to college, this book covers opportunities that are currently active in the United States, and provides an overview of the work involved in each job category, the job outlook, salary, and expected growth in that area through 2012. Each section concludes with an extensive resource list of contact names, addresses, and websites of places to go to find out more information about the job of interest. Chapters also include interviews with young people who are currently working in apprenticeship programs. Teens will learn how this young person found the apprenticeship, how he or she enjoys the work, and how the classroom portion of the apprenticeship is handled. For young people who are interested in learning on the job, for those who are looking for an alternative to the traditional four-year college degree, who can't afford college, who want to be trained in a specific trade and enjoy learning in a hands-on environment, or who want to "earn while they learn," this book provides a solid basis to explore and research potential careers and to make informed decisions about whether an apprenticeship is the right career move.
 

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Contents

Introduction
The History of Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Today
The Construction Industry
Entertainment and the Arts
Health Care Careers
Installation Maintenance and Repair
Personal Care and Service
Military Opportunities
Making Choices Finding Opportunities
Office of Apprenticeship Training Employer and Labor Services Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training State Offices
State Apprenticeship Councils
Arts Organizations and Programs
OATELS Officially Recognized List of Apprenticeable
References
Index

Production
Protective and Services
Social Service Careers
About the Author
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Penny Hutchins Paquette is an educational writer and former school librarian. She has wealth of experience helping teenagers find appropriate books to help them with their concerns. She is the author of Asthma: The Ultimate Teen Guide and the coauthor of Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability, Parenting a Child with a Behavior Problem, and Thinking Games to Play with Kids.

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