Have you ever met a broke plumber? Neither have we! Contact us today for information about a plumbing apprenticeship!
When it comes to the job market of the future, it’s often been said that most children starting school will have jobs that don’t exist yet. That’s particularly true for high-tech occupations, which continue to evolve, and there aren’t too many jobs that are done the same way now as they were a few decades ago. On the other hand, most skilled trades operate in more or less the same way as they did during prior generations. They might be using more modern tools and materials, but the process of building a home, installing electrical systems, and paving a highway hasn’t changed much. And household plumbing still works the same way that it did in the middle of the 19th century!
If you want to train as a plumber, it’s important to find a program that will help you learn the skills that you’ll need to be successful, led by the most experienced professionals in the business. That’s where the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation comes in. Since 1994, our mission has been to help produce a safe, competent, and professional workforce for contractors. If you’re a career-driven self-starter with a great work ethic, we’ll help you find the resources that you need to become a skilled craft professional. In addition to our apprenticeships in plumbing, we also offer programs in Electrical, Carpentry, HVAC, Electronic Systems Technology, Building Maintenance, and Industrial Maintenance. All of our apprenticeship courses are certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, recognized by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, and accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
Our four-year plumbing apprenticeship programs are based on the innovative NCCER curriculum, and consist of 640 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. You’ll be trained by Arkansas’ most talented and respected professionals, and you’ll always be evaluated on what you’ve learned through hands-on field experience, not what you’ve managed to memorize from a textbook. Once your training is complete, you’ll receive a “release to test,” and can submit your application to sit for the journeyman plumber’s exam.
For more information on any of our programs at ACEF, contact us online, or at (501) 372-1590.