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Alonzo Butler, II

  • Hometown: Kissimmee, FL
  • Employer: UA – Pulaski Technical College (NLR)
  • Trade: HVAC Tech
  • Goals: "For my short term goal, I would like to obtain my certification in HVAC and EPA. For my long term goal, I would like to start my own business."

News & Updates

Looking for a great new career? Check out our Carpentry Apprenticeship Program!

The Natural State is growing by leaps and bounds, and no matter where you go, you see new construction taking place. If you’re an individual who enjoys working with your hands, it definitely gets you thinking. In fact, the demand for skilled carpenters is currently at an all time high. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), carpenters earn a median income of $46,590 per year, and employment opportunities in the carpentry profession are projected to rise by 6% from 2014 to 2024. High tech jobs continue to be farmed out overseas to take advantage of cheap labor, but the skilled trades continue to be recession proof!

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With an electrical apprenticeship from ACEF, you’ll never have to travel far to complete your studies!

Whether you’re starting a brand new career, or making a career change, the transition can be challenging. You’re doing something that you’ve never done before, and that’s difficult for everyone. At The Arkansas Construction Education Foundation, we understand that our program participants are people that love to work with both their hands and their head, and know that the best way to set them up for success is to let them complete their training in their own communities. That’s why we operate multiple training centers throughout Arkansas to provide quality vocational training in Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, HVAC, Building Maintenance, and Industrial Maintenance.

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Arkansas keeps growing, and the future is bright for skilled construction workers!

With so much discussion of high-tech careers taking place these days, many people might not realize that the demand for skilled labor is currently at an all-time high. In fact, new opportunities in the construction industry are continuing to rise, as well as the median income for construction careers. And the good news is that a construction apprenticeship can be completed in 2-4 years!

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