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Students who prefer a hands-on approach to learning may want to consider apprenticeship programs.  Apprenticeships are programs where students learn a specific trade through a combination of on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction.  Employers pay individuals as they learn their trade so students will learn while also earning money.  The length of each apprenticeship programs range from 2-6 years depending on the specific trade selected.  After completing an apprenticeship program the apprentice will become a journey worker in fields such as bricklayer, carpenter, electrician, painter, plumber, roofer, sheet metal worker, tool and die makers and many others.

In order to be accepted into an apprenticeship program students typically must be over 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.  

These websites can help students find more information about apprenticeships: