A successful career depends on several factors. One is the opportunities that come your way while you are looking for that right career, and also during the time when you are already well into your career and looking to move to the next level. Another factor is yourself, and its significance and importance could never and should never be underestimated. For you might have the ability, the talent, and all the knowledge to have a chance at success, but if your determination and drive to be successful at your chosen career is sadly inadequate, then you won’t be going anywhere. You also need to be motivated enough, to have that extra push that will take you to that level of success that you’ve coveted from the start.
There is another factor that can help determine one’s success with the career that he has chosen. That is through becoming a member of one of the unions that exist in your chosen field or career. By joining a union, you are getting some benefits that can lead to better employment and career opportunities. First of all, if you are a member of any union, which automatically means that, you have gone through ample training and have then met the rigorous standards for performance needed to be a member. And of course, being a member of a union means that you have organized representation to achieve fair employment standards. If you are a welder then, you would definitely like to join one of the best welding unions around through completing one of any apprenticeship programs offered for those wanting to be members.
Getting a Union Welding Job
In order to join a welding union, try the following;
• Go online and visit the websites of various trade unions to see if they offer apprenticeships, then find out how and when you can apply for it. Such apprenticeships last anywhere from three to five years and usually provide paid training.
• Chances are that there is a local trade union in your area. Make a visit to it and then fill out an application for an apprenticeship program. The local trade unions might have different schedules for accepting applications, so be sure to check the schedule of every office.
• You will be notified of the testing date by the trade union office. Should you pass the apprenticeship program, the local union office will contact you to conduct an oral interview.
• Upon passing, you will be contacted by the local trade union office. If you pass the oral examination, then your apprenticeship program will be starting and you will be placed in a pool of eligible candidates that are ranked through the test score results.
• For the duration of the apprenticeship program, you will need classes twice a week and then also work for about 40 hours each week. After the five years are complete, and the conclusion of the apprenticeship has been reached, you will be moving from an apprentice to a journeyman welder that also means a raise in income.