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Have you been thinking about a career in the construction trades?
Do you enjoy working with your hands? Not bound for College?


  • Apprenticeships are one of Oregon’s best kept secrets. There are alternatives other than attending colleges. Apprenticeship is the Original 4 year Degree!
  • Oregon’s apprenticeship program is a 4 year program with on the job and class room training. Apprentices are full time employees who are earning while learning. A beginning apprentice is paid 45% of the average journeyperson wage and increases every 6 months!
  • Earn credits while attending classes at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. After completion the program credits can be applied towards an Associates Degree.
  • Area II Plumbers is an open shop (non union) program. “Open shop” employers have an open door policy and allow you a direct relationship with your employer!


Why an Apprenticeship

Complete qualifications and training while being paid and receiving the same benefits as your colleagues

Learning both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that prepare you for your career

Make full use of the facilities of the college or training provider and get taught on industry standard equipment by subject specialists who have extensive industrial, technical and vocational experience

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2475 Lancaster Dr. Bldg. B, Ste. 9
Salem, OR 97305

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