What are apprenticeship programs? According to KansasWorks, "an apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional. After completing an apprenticeship program, the worker's journey-level status provides an additional benefit of nationwide mobility at a journey-level scale." In sum, an apprenticeship allows you to get paid while learning on the job. The longer you work at the job, the more money you will make and the more education you will receive!
The education you receive may be provided by community colleges, technical/career schools, apprenticeship training schools, or by the business itself. Instruction is delivered at a school, online, or at the job site. You will receive on-job training by an experienced mentor at your job site, all while making connections with Wichita employer associations.
After you finish your apprenticeship, you will receive a nationally-recognized credential as a journeyman, allowing you to be qualified for the career you wish to pursue! You can read more about Kansas Apprenticeships here. To find out how to apply and what documentation is needed to apply for these apprenticeships, click here. See below for the list of available apprenticeships in Wichita as well as their addresses, phone numbers, and websites.
List of Apprenticeships in Wichita
Independent Electrical Contractors
914 E. Gilbert
Wichita, KS 67211
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
140 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67211
Wichita Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (WEJATC)
813 W. 13th. St.
Wichita, KS 67203
Plumbers & Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas
1300 E. 1st St. N.
Wichita, KS 67214
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
8405 E. Kellogg Dr.
Wichita, KS 67207
Western Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council Joint Apprenticeship Program
Laborers' Local 1290
365 Cain Dr.
Haysville, KS 67206