#1
I'm 19, and we're going through really tough times financially speaking, and my $7.90/hour job isn't cutting it. So, I talked to my dad who is in a trade himself and he said wherever I go, people will always need electricians, mechanics, plumbers, etc and they make a good honest wage. So I thought it over and decided I can be either an electrician or a mechanic but from what I heard you need someone to take you in as an apprentice. Has anyone here ever done that before? I know someone here is a mechanic.

I was thinking doing this to help my parents and get myself through college later on possibly.
#4
If you want to be an electrictian, a local cable company could help you. They'll train you as a repairman and that'll look good on a resume if you want to be an electritian.
#5
people always need musicians..even when the times are hard they need to party and get happy. i would rather teach and gig than shove my hand down a U bend and pick out someones month old turds.
#6
I'm going to learn to be a mason. There is a 3 year class I'm going to take and after that I'll be a certified mason.

Look into tech schools in your area.

But yeah your dad is right, craftsmen will ALWAYS have jobs regardless of the economy and such.
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#7
go to the local union office and they will have a bunch of paperwork on it and a list of companies in your area that hire them,
#8
all the trades have secret handshakes. you have to go up to random tradesmen and try various handshakes until you get one right. then you can be an apprentice.

ps- your dad is a tradesman. ask him.
#9
apprentice ship. call around to places etc.
also, there are trade schools. i dont know of any, but google should.
#11
well, go to school (i just got out for welding) or find someone who can get your foot in the door at their own workplace. Namely family or close friends.
#13
If your dad is in a trade, he can easily get you into an apprenticeship.
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#14
Phone around, try to get more information about what you're thinking of doing.

Good luck mate.