A career in a commercial construction trade begins with an apprenticeship. An apprentice will learn both in the classroom and on the job site. They receive wages and benefits and -- in many cases -- credit hours towards an Associate's Degree. Those who complete an apprenticeship become Journeyman. The Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center is a great resource for career and apprenticeship opportunities!
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1845 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43604, US
09:00 am – 04:00 pm
The Draft Day program is designed to help students,recent graduates or those thinking about a career in skilled trades plan for a career in commercial construction so they can take advantage of opportunities as soon as they have a diploma! This program offers soft skill training, mentorships and job-shadow opportunities.
Currently, 23 program alumni from the Class of 2018 are apprentices working in the field with an additional five pursuing degrees in engineering, project management and safety.
To date, 29 members of the Class of 2019 are working in the field as apprentices and pre-apprentices. Others are still going through the testing and application process. There are also four students who will be attending college in the Fall pursuing construction-related degrees. Additionally, two alumni are now active duty military!
The Class of 2020 currently has five Draft Day participants working in the field!
CALL 419-241-3601 TO BECOME A DRAFT DAY PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.