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Traits of the Successful Apprentice
Good Work Ethic
  • Shows up every day, on time for work and school.
  • Always has a back-up day care and transportation plan.
  • Works hard at a steady pace.
  • Commits to a career and to completion of the apprenticeship program.
Positive Attitude
  • Listens and learns on the job and in school.
  • Works with others as a team.
  • Follows directions regardless of the manner in which they are given.
  • Chooses a trade she/he enjoys.
  • Has a desire to learn.
  • Meets the requirements of the trade (usually GED or high school diploma).
  • Understands the apprenticeship system.
Minimum requirements
  • Meets specific requirements of chosen apprenticeship program.
You are an excellent apprentice candidate if you can meet the above guidelines. There may be areas you need to work on to become a successful apprentice candidate. In that case, pre-apprenticeship training should be considered. Ask your career/employment counselor or the apprenticeship program coordinator for assistance, if needed. You will have a greater success as an apprentice if you possess the above traits.


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