Traditional Trades

The term “skilled trades” usually refers to traditional occupations like electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc. Apprenticeships in traditional trades can be found through labor unions, or by searching for employment opportunities with individual employers that offer apprenticeship.

Resource Title Resource Description URL
DOL Become an Apprentice

One way to find an apprenticeship is to do a typical job search on online job boards like Indeed or LinkedIn using keywords like “apprentice” or “apprenticeship.” This site hosted by the US Department of Labor puts those types of opportunities in one place for you to explore.

MUST Careers

This website will help you figure out which specific occupation might be a fit for you, and also provides contact information for the various labor unions that offer apprenticeships in skilled trades occupations.