High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.

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San Francisco SPCA and Jewish Vocational Service, in Partnership with Foothill College, Launch First-of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship Program for Veterinary Assistants

First-of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship Program for Veterinary Assistants

San Francisco SPCA and Jewish Vocational Service, in Partnership with Foothill College, Launch First-of-Its-Kind Apprenticeship Program for Veterinary Assistants.

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'Pre-Apprenticeships' Boost Female Construction Workers

'Pre-Apprenticeships' Boost Female Construction Workers

An ambitious, $50 billion, 10-year building program in California includes an unusual provision: a $25 million investment to get more women into pre-apprenticeships.

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Northern California Laborers Graduate 655 New Journeypersons

Northern California Laborers Graduate 655 New Journeypersons

The Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program of the Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust Fund of Northern California is a major contributor to California’s flourishing construction workforce.

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#ApprenticeshipWorks for High School

#ApprenticeshipWorks for High School

This unique public high school offers both college preparatory and vocational education dedicated to design professions and construction trades.

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TechSF Celebrates First Tech Apprenticeship Placement

TechSF Celebrates First Tech Apprenticeship Placement

In the Fall of 2015, Mayor Ed Lee announced a Department of Labor (DOL) grant awarded to the City of San Francisco to launch the TechSF Apprenticeship Learning Accelerator to offer residents pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships within the tech sector.

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Ulysses' Story

Ulysses' Story

Ulysses is a RAMP Participant, SFCC Pre-Apprentice Graduate, and Laborers’ Apprentice.

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Nicole De La Garza – 7501 Laborer/3410 Gardener

Nicole De La Garza - 7501 Laborer/3410 Gardener

Nicole De La Garza started working as a Corridor Ambassador at San Francisco Public Works in 2007.

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Sherri Pelayo - 3408 Arborist

Sherri Pelayo - 3408 Arborist

Sherri Pelayo, a single mother of two sons, proves to all that you can successfully raise your children while working hard in a well-paying career.

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Bernard Sices - 7501 Laborer

Bernard Sices - 7501 Laborer

Bernard Sices was born and raised in Double Rock, a public housing development, in the southeast sector of San Francisco.

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ApprenticeshipSF Joins in Upskilling America

Earn While You Learn

Once upon a time, a college degree was like a golden ticket to a good job. But these days, the job market has become oversaturated with college-educated young people.

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Did you know?

  • Apprentices earn an average starting salary of $50,000.00/year while gaining a credential that is equivalent to a 2 to 4 year college degree.

*Quick Facts from the Department of Labor Website