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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

Contact ACEF to learn about our Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Even though new technological innovations continue developing, the technology required to power up these modern machines remains pretty much the same. The modern electrician definitely has to learn all of the new industrial trends and safety standards these days, and the job is far from obsolete. In fact, electricians are in increasing demand, and companies are constantly struggling to fill vacant positions!

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If you don’t consider a plumbing apprenticeship, you could be “flushing away” a great opportunity!

As anyone who has ever had to pay to resolve a plumbing emergency will tell you, it’s not cheap. This isn’t always great news for homeowners, but if you’re a hard worker that’s interested in learning a skilled trade, plumbing is a great choice. Most skilled trades are practically recession-proof, and with all the new construction that’s taking place throughout Arkansas, you’ll always be able to find plenty of work.

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When we talk about all the opportunities available in HVAC, we’re not just blowing hot air!

In spite of an ever-changing job market, the skilled trades continue to be a great career choice. As our communities grow, the demand for new housing, office space, and municipal facilities is on the rise, and those construction projects will employ many plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. And in the state of Arkansas, central heating and air conditioning is always a must! According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), HVAC job opportunities are projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $47,080 in May 2017.

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