Apprenticeship – Getting Paid to Learn

An Apprenticeship Program (apprentice – one who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers) is another career path offered outside of the traditional 2-4 year college mind-set.  Hands on everyday experience vs. text book style approach to learning towards a career.

Ferguson Construction is proud to offer many apprenticeship opportunities.  Students who come to us through apprenticeship programs are able to gain experience learning a trade while continuing their in-classroom education at the same time.  Furthermore an apprentice is paid for their labor while in the program, which enables them to learn valuable life and money management skills in the process.

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week November 14-20, 2016, the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (Ohio OWT) highlighted our very own Alexis Miller and Matthew Williams.  Alexis and Matthew come to us from the Miami County Career Technology Center as apprentices in carpentry and general construction labor.

Follow the links below to read Alexis’ and Matthew’s perspective as well as the view of their respective parents on what the Ferguson Apprenticeship Program has to offer and what this means to their future career/employment opportunities.

Alexis Miller:


Matthew Williams: