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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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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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If you’re trained in carpentry, you’ll always have a job! Let us help you get prepared!

For the past couple of decades, the news has constantly been full of talk of new high tech careers, and it only makes sense. We live in a high tech world, and even though we can’t always predict the future, it’s a safe bet that we’re going to continue to find ways to automate more processes, and use technology to replace many outdated careers. But no matter how many improvements that we make to modern computers and the information highway, we will never replace the need for carpenters and skilled craft professionals.

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