Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Check out NABTU's Apprenticeship Programs. These programs create opportunities for a debt-free path to a career in construction.
NABTU is dedicated to the stability of employment and economic security of organized construction workers in North America. The private investments made by our unions and our signatory contractors have created the most renowned apprenticeship training and education infrastructure found anywhere in the world. NABTU also works in close partnership with a wide array of industries to seek and secure a wide array of public policy challenges that lead to greater economic development across America.
Explore the high demand, salaries, and potential of careers in construction. Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. We provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.
Careers in the finishing trades come with a great salary, health and retirement benefits, and opportunities for college credits. Through paid apprenticeships, students can become highly skilled commercial, or industrial painters, wall coverers, drywall finishers, glass workers, floor covers, or sign and display workers. Earning while you learn in the finishing trades provides virtually unlimited opportunities.
The Powering America Team consists of craftsmen of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and their signatory contractors—including those who are members of the National Electrical Contractors Association, supported by the electrical training ALLIANCE. For anyone looking to enter the electrical industry, the Powering America Team–through the electrical training ALLIANCE–offers one of the largest apprenticeship and training programs in the United States, training more than 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status since 1941. In addition to hands-on training, the ALLIANCE offers coursework that closely parallels a traditional college curriculum. A variety of educational institutions allow apprentices to gain college credit for completion of electrical training ALLIANCE courses, including the recognition and transfer of these credits toward two- and four-year degrees.This video series outlines the countless jobs that are available to young professionals seeking a job in agriculture on and off the farm. We hope you will share these videos with your students. Jobs in the pork industry are not limited to one path or degree. Some examples include:1. Animal Care Manager2. Farm supervisor3. Transportation4. Feed Mill Operator...and so many more.