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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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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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Start a new Construction Apprenticeship, and get ready to build your future!

Today’s job market is changing, and predicting the future is very challenging. Most high school students are constantly told that the key to success is completing a four year college degree, only to learn that once they graduate, they’re largely on their own. To make matters worse, they’re often also saddled with tens of thousands in debt in student loans, and are forced learn painful lessons about how expendable that they are when stock prices drop and their companies are forced to resort to layoffs.

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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!

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