Emily Picker – Electrical Trades Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Emily Picker, age 17 Upper Valley Career Center Student Pre-Apprentice at Sollman Electric Co.   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I visited the electrical trades program because of a few of my friends and my brother, who was in electrical trades. Originally, I was going to do cosmetology, but I found out I had … Continue reading Emily Picker – Electrical Trades Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Hunter Qualls – First-Year Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Hunter Qualls, age 17 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Student First-Year Apprentice at Reliable EMS   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I originally heard of the apprenticeship program from my Electrical Trades instructor at MVCTC, Mr. Bauer. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? My father is an electrician. After discussing the apprenticeship … Continue reading Hunter Qualls – First-Year Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Select Industries Corporation on Apprenticeship – Company Perspective

Select Industries Corporation Select Industries Corporation employs 6 full-time apprentices and 4 pre-apprentices in their tool and die program and has local partnerships with Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Sinclair Community College to recruit talented apprentices. Thomas Hebb, Sensor Applications Manager and Apprenticeship Manager, shared how apprenticeship has worked for Select Industries: What has apprenticeship meant for … Continue reading Select Industries Corporation on Apprenticeship – Company Perspective

Dale Garber – HVAC Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Dale Garber, age 18 Upper Valley Career Center Graduate HVAC Apprentice at Wat-Kem Mechanical   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I visited Upper Valley Career Center as a sophomore in high school and became interested in their HVAC program that way through an open house event at Upper Valley Career Center. What or who … Continue reading Dale Garber – HVAC Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Andrew Baldner – Apprentice and Journeyman Toolmaker – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Andrew Baldner, Age 24 Hillsdale High School Graduate Apprentice and Journeyman Toolmaker at LuK USA, LLC   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I was told about the apprenticeship through Hillsdale’s Industrial Tech Program. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? The art of being able to work with your hands is dying in this … Continue reading Andrew Baldner – Apprentice and Journeyman Toolmaker – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Eric Crumbaker – Tool & Die Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Eric Crumbaker, Age 17 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Student Tool & Die Pre-Apprentice at Select Industries   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I learned about apprenticeship through my lab teacher at Miami Valley Career Technology Center my junior year. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? I inspired myself to pursue apprenticeship because … Continue reading Eric Crumbaker – Tool & Die Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Nehemias Martinez – Electrical Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Nehemias Martinez, age 19 Eastland Career Center Graduate Electrical Apprentice at Vaughn Industries, LLC   How did you learn about apprenticeship? During my sophomore year in high school, Eastland Career Center came to talk to us about the various career programs offered to students during their Junior and Senior year of High School. I applied … Continue reading Nehemias Martinez – Electrical Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Emily Dawson – Tool Design Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Emily Dawson, Age 20 Triway High School Graduate Tool Design Apprentice at Luk USA, LLC   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I learned about the apprenticeship at LuK through a college fair. My parent and I went to a college fair at Wooster High School for extra credit for school. The tool and die … Continue reading Emily Dawson – Tool Design Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Tyler Robinson – Machining Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Tyler Robinson, Age 18 Upper Valley Career Center Student Pre-Apprentice in Manufacturing and Machining Program at Detailed Machining   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I took a field trip to Upper Valley Career Center, where I had the opportunity to visit three labs. My grandpa is a welder, so I already had some knowledge of … Continue reading Tyler Robinson – Machining Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

November 14-20, 2016 is Apprenticeship Week, both nationally and in Ohio! More than 15,500 student apprentices have enrolled in ApprenticeOhio, and we will be sharing their stories throughout the week to hear first-hand how the program is impacting Ohioans. Apprenticeship Week Success Stories will be posted throughout the week of November 14th - 20th. Subscribe … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week 2016