EUGENE, Ore. – A local construction company is getting ready to send the first graduates of its apprentice program out into the workforce.
Chambers Construction in Eugene started the apprenticeship program in 2017. During three years of training, those in the program learned the ins and outs of construction, both in the classroom and through hands-on work.
Apprentices are paid throughout their time in the program and can earn more money as they progress through the course.
While the pandemic stalled the class, the apprentices persevered and are set to graduate June 30.
The program has also grown with 15 apprentices currently participating.
Chambers told KEZI 9 News this is a great opportunity for people who aren’t interested in or able to attend college, and this program provides a solid start to a lifelong career with competitive pay and benefits.
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