BTHS District 201
Terra Source Global
This youth apprenticeship is offered to students who are in the welding, machining, or engineering classes in District #201.
To be considered, apprentices must be high school seniors who have taken courses in one of the technical pathways listed above, they have demonstrated a high degree of motivation, are recommended by their counselor and teacher, and are interviewed by Terra Source.
If you are interested in this opportunity and want more information, please contact Mrs. Guinn. Candidates are selected for interviews the spring before their Senior year.
MAC Medical Apprenticeship Program is designed for high school seniors and recent graduates. Get on-the-job training and learn a valuable trade while getting paid as a TIG Welder. Check out the button below for more details.
- Start at $15/hr
- Located in Millstadt, IL
- Climate Controlled Facility
The ICATT Apprenticeship Program helps high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics tackle the skills gap with a sustainable solution that provides a pipeline of talent over time. ICATT Apprentices gain hands-on experience, a living wage, a debt-free associate degree, and national and international credentials.
Programs available in Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics, CNC Machining, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
Contact Lee Wickham for more information.
Senior Year Opportunities
As a result of increased demand for construction professionals and a shortage of skilled workers, District #201 has partnered with the Home Builders and Remodelers to offer internship and youth apprenticeship experiences with local contractors. Contact Mrs. Guinn or your construction teacher for information.
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Earn While You Learn
Abbott has a local training facility where they train paramedics and EMTs. They offer a program to employ students as Medical Dispatchers while training them to be EMTs. The tuition and books are free to students.
About The EMT Academy
- Classes are Monday-Friday for five weeks, 8:00am-5:00pm.
- Students will earn $11.15/hour while attending class, as well as 401K and vacation time.
- After the National Registry examination and acquiring their state licensure, they will earn the EMT starting rate of $18.00 per hour, as well as, health benefits.
- Candidates must be 18 years of age by class start date.
- Candidates must have a GED or High School Diploma.
- Contact Stephanie Wright for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- See Mrs. Guinn in the counseling office for study materials to prepare for the entrance exam!
After High School Graduation
Construction Union Apprenticeships
College Financial Terms
Students interested in joining a union apprenticeship opportunity after graduation, please contact Mrs. Guinn.
Union Apprenticeship Tips
- Take 4 years of math —apprenticeships in the construction trades need to be strong in math–especially in electrical fields.
- Have consistent attendance — unions will look to your attendance in high school as a strong indicator of your reliability as an apprentice.
- Sometimes candidates have a better chance at the apprenticeship after they have taken a few focused community college classes.
- Cultivate strong references — make a good impression on your teachers, counselors, coaches, and club sponsors so they are able to serve as references for your application.
- Practice interviewing — Mrs. Guinn has some great tips for interviewing.
- Finally, be able to pass a drug screening. This is important because all unions have drug testing as a gateway to employment.
If you wish to enter the field of construction, but have not taken any classes in high school, or are not quite ready for a full union apprenticeship program, SWIC has programs which help students gain experience, explore trades careers, provide hands-on projects, and help place students in a job. Students are paid while they are trained and will not be responsible for tuition costs.
Students must be ready to be hands-on, learn new skills, work outdoors, hold a high school diploma, have a driver’s license, pass a test, interview, and pass a drug screen.
Contact Ed White for more information.