Apprenticeship opportunities exist across Ohio, including:
Our crews support our structures from the inside-out. Insulation workers are responsible for the innermost parts of buildings, installing and replacing materials around vats, vessels, boilers, and more. Incorporating insulation in our buildings is important as it makes them more energy efficient, reduces fuel costs and noise, and prevents the spread of fire and smoke.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for insulation workers that specialize in floors, ceilings, and walls is $39,880, while mechanical insulation workers earn a median annual wage of $48,260. And remember, apprentices don’t have to wait until the end of their program to be paid. While training for this career, apprentices can expect to earn a 45% journeyman wage.
The Cincinnati Insulators Local 8 JATC Apprenticeship Program is currently accepting applications for their 4-year program. Contact the office at (513) 221-5969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skilled cement masons lay the foundation for strong structures. They are responsible for finishing exposed concrete to smooth all types of surfaces, including floors, sidewalks, dams, parking lots, runways, and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that cement masons can expect to earn a median annual wage of $48,300.
The Cement Masons JATC in Cincinnati has a 3-year apprenticeship program that includes 144 hours of classroom instruction to prepare people for a cement mason career. Right away, you’ll earn as you learn. They offer a 70% journeyman starting wage throughout the training. To learn more, call the Cincinnati Cement Masons JATC at (513) 221-8020.
On the other end, roofers work on the highest point of any structure. They install, replace, and repair roofs with materials like shingles and metal to help make them weatherproof, no matter what midwestern season it’s in. Roofers earn a median annual wage of $47,920, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Composition Roofers JATC is the Cincinnati area’s Ohio Roofer Training Center. At these training centers, apprentices learn everything from inspection best practices to proper installation techniques. And, while mastering the trade, apprentices earn as they learn. For more information about the program, click here.
Thank you for joining us on our statewide apprenticeship tour. We hope this series has made it clear that our state has no shortage of opportunities.
Now, the question is: where to begin?
We recommend that interested apprentices identify the skilled trade you’re interested in first. Picture where you want to go before beginning any training. Once you have a clear goal in mind, whether that be a specific skilled trade or general craft laborer training, locate the apprenticeship program in your local community or a city that interests you. Our interactive map is the easiest way to begin your search as you navigate the many apprenticeship program options out there.