Why spend money to learn, when you can be paid to learn?
That’s a question that many young people should ask themselves when considering career options. It’s also a question asked by Walbridge superintendent and carpenter Mike Haller, Jr., who joined the company in 2004. Haller worked while completing a four-year apprenticeship in carpentry, received a certificate and is qualified for union and non-union work. He is just one of several construction professionals at Walbridge, a Michigan Construction partner, who decided to take the apprenticeship fork in the career road rather than going to college. Today they are all successful, employed and proud to be working in Michigan's construction industry.
Take a minute to read their stories at Trained By The Trades and gain insights about construction trades and the people who have made them their life’s work.
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