Consider diving into a fulfilling career in the construction industry through a union apprenticeship program.

The construction industry is booming, and skilled tradespeople are in high demand. By joining our apprenticeship program, you’re setting yourself up for a secure and prosperous future.

Earn While You Learn

Jump-start your career with an apprenticeship where you earn a competitive wage while gaining invaluable skills.

Exceptional Benefits

Look forward to a job that not only pays well but also cares for your well-being. Enjoy comprehensive benefits like health insurance, pension and other retirement plans, and other union benefits – perks that are often hard to find in entry-level jobs.

Learn a Lifelong Trade

Select a craft that you’re interested in and master it! Whether you choose to be a plumber, laborer, electrician, or 15 other trades, our apprenticeship programs offers practical, on-the-job training coupled with expert guidance.

No College Debt

Begin a lucrative career without the burden of college debt. Apprenticeships can be a smart alternative, offering the chance to earn a high wage right from the start. Career Advancement


The skills and experience you gain open doors to numerous advancement opportunities within the industry. Your journey starts as an apprentice, but the possibilities are limitless.

Join a Community

As part of a union, you’re not just an individual worker; you’re part of a supportive community that values your growth and success.

Your Future Begins Now

This information on apprenticeships in the Nebraska/Southwest Iowa area could be your best tool for maintaining the advantage needed in today’s job market. The Council encourages you to consider a career in the construction industry.

Construction jobs provide excellent pay, and apprentices are paid graduated percentages of journeyworker’s wages. Construction jobs also come with excellent benefits (vacation, health insurance, pension, etc.).

The first step to a career in the construction industry is to consider a trade or craft that interests you, one you could perform and enjoy for a good part of your life. The second step is to examine the specifics of that trade or craft listed here. Finally, contact any apprentice coordinators listed on this site and start the application process.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a formal method of training. Unlike other training methods apprentices learn a trade or craft through a program of on-the-job training and actual classroom work. Apprenticeships last from three to six years and during this time apprentices spend 2,000 to 10,000 hours in on-the-job training. By the end of the apprenticeship an apprentice has developed skills and knowledge that are applicable throughout an entire craft of trade.

Apprenticeship programs are operated as cooperative efforts: Employers and unions working together to develop a pool of qualified journeyworkers for the future. This cooperation between management and labor involves skilled journeyworkers who handle classroom and on-the-job training aspects, and management representatives who oversee the efficient operation of the program and assist in curriculum development.

For more information contact:

Ronald Kaminski
Building & Construction Trades Council | Omaha, Nebraska & Southwest Iowa