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The Value of Apprenticeships in Trades

Beginning an apprenticeship for a trade like plumbing, electrical work, or HVAC can set you up with a strong start to a fulfilling career. Beginning your career path in an apprenticeship program can give you the necessary knowledge to be on your way beyond your apprenticeship years. The guidance an experienced tradesman can provide an apprentice is invaluable, as years of knowledge can be passed on to new generations. At Eastwick College, our students take advantage of apprenticeship programs to become electricians, plumbers, and HVACR technicians.

Electrician Apprenticeship

Through technical and practical instruction on commercial, residential and industrial electrical systems, students will be equipped with all of the necessary knowledge to become a confident electrician. Upon successful completion of the nine-month daytime program and the first year apprenticeship exam, Eastwick College students will be awarded second year apprentice status and will be one step closer to a career as an electrician, and eventually to becoming a licensed electrician. The annual mean wage in the NY/NJ metro area for electricians is $83,810. The expected job growth outlook through 2026 is 9 percent, which is just above the average occupational growth rate.

Plumber Apprenticeship

Eastwick College prepares students for a career in plumbing through studying residential and commercial plumbing, installation and maintenance of plumbing fixtures, hot water and heating systems, and also drains, vents and waste systems. With the oversight and guidance of a master plumber, this trade apprenticeship could set you up for excellent job opportunities According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a 16 percent growth rate expected in the plumbing industry through 2026. The annual mean wage for plumbers in the NY/NJ metro area is $77,360, which can help provide you with a stable future. Usually, four to five years of apprenticeship experience is required to begin a plumbing career. Eastwick College’s nine-month daytime diploma program is equivalent to a one year on-the-job apprenticeship.

HVACR Diploma Program

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration are necessities in modern life. Those who pursue the diploma program at Eastwick College will a get hands-on education to correctly install, maintain, and repair residential and light commercial HVACR systems. This diploma program is enhanced by the apprenticeship component to gain experience in the field. Growth in this industry is strong, with job outlook growing at 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition to that, the average wage annually for a Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers is $61,050 in the NY/NJ metro area. Learn more about Eastwick College’s Plumber Apprenticeship, Electrician Apprenticeship, and HVACR Diploma today!