Apprenticeships are programs that provide on-the-job training for trades. Federal guidelines ensure that apprenticeships include enough training and instruction. Contact your state or regional apprenticeship offices and ask them about green-collar apprenticeships.This is the US Department of Labor’s web page about apprenticeships in energy: http://www.careervoyages.gov/energy-apprenticeshipws.cfmThis website that links you to state apprenticeship websites where you can search for apprenticeship opportunities: http://www.doleta.gov/OA/sainformation.cfmThis website has contact information for the US Department of Labor’s Regional Offices of Apprenticeship: http://www.doleta.gov/OA/regdirlist.cfm
When choosing a training program, it is important to find one that is connected to employment opportunities and is not too expensive. The most important thing is getting steady work once you complete your program.