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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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Let ACEF help you build your career in construction!

Do you like working with your hands? A career in construction is a great choice! There is so much new construction taking place in Arkansas, and companies throughout the state are offering highly competitive salaries to recruit hard-working people and keep them. The skilled trades are practically recession-proof, and, according to the US Department of Labor Statistics ( are predicted to continue to experience faster than average employment growth through 2026. In 2017, its median annual wage of $45,820 surpassed the $37,690 median wage for all industries.

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Interested in a career in plumbing? ACEF offers apprenticeship programs!

There’s a lot of talk about high tech jobs, and what a great opportunity that it can be to get in on the ground floor of a new startup. What they don’t tell you is how little job security that their employees have at new companies. As demand for a product or service matures, and the shareholder value declines, layoffs are one of the first steps that companies take to stay alive.

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A carpentry apprenticeship is a great way to build your future!

Let’s face it: some people aren’t cut out to sit behind a desk working on a computer. They enjoy working with their hands way too much, and would rather be building something than answering a telephone and shuffling papers. If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

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