Labor Union Apprenticeships generally offer higher wages and standards than those that aren’t union-run. Admission to these apprenticeships is competitive. Easing this bottleneck is one of the reasons Green For All works so hard to create more good union jobs. Historically, unions have been one of the few places where everyday people can move into dignified, middle-class careers. Contact your local trade unions and ask them about apprenticeship programs related to clean energy and construction. Encourage them to support green-collar programs for people with little access to education.This is a website for the AFL-CIO’s Building & Construction Trades Department: www.buildingtrades.org
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.