Trades & Technical Schools

There are many opportunities to start a careerthat don't involve college! Many of these are shorter certificate programs so that you can get started in the workforce sooner.

  • Technical Schools focus on applied learning in a classroom setting, aimed at entering a specific field or industry.
  • Trade Schools offer more hands-on learning and shop time as part of the learning process.
  • Apprenticeship Programs often start in a hands-on class, but also include a large amount of one-on-one education with a Journeyman (a licensed person who has worked in the field for years).

SMACNA Colorado
Sheet Metal Workers
Apprenticeship Program

Offers training in Commercial & Residential HVAC, Architectural Metalwork, Service & Refrigeration, Fabrication & Welding, & more!

Western States College of Construction
Grand Junction Plumber & Pipe Fitter Campus

Offers courses and Apprenticeship programs in Plumbing trades in Grand Junction.

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The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Local Union #68 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor our training programs that offer apprentices the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while they learn the skills needed to be successful in the electrical industry.

Offers apprenticesip training for careers such as Inside Wireman, Residential, and Telecom Installer.

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