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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."

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The demand for construction workers is at an all time high, and we can help you with training!

Whether you’re on the road, in the middle of downtown, or somewhere in between, it’s hard to travel very far in Arkansas without seeing new construction or infrastructure expansion taking place. Our communities are growing all over the state, and the demand for skilled trade professionals is at an all-time high.

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Apprenticeship – Alternative to College

A college degree is the next step for some high school seniors. For others, they may see the college experience to be too overwhelming or costly. The thought of harder courses, expensive books, living expenses, searching for financial aid, picking a major, etc. – all of these are reasons to consider apprenticeship. Before being pressured into going to college, consider other options that are more cost effective and a better fit for you.

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A career as an electrician is practically recession-proof, and ACEF can connect you with Arkansas’ top employers!

Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time, or switching careers, it’s important to focus on the long-term stability of your chosen profession. Many high-tech and retail companies are particularly vulnerable to economic conditions, and even long-term employees aren’t safe from layoffs. On the other hand, there are many great opportunities for professionals entering the skilled trades, with tens of thousands of unfilled jobs currently available for people with the right training and qualifications.

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