Several skilled trades in the construction industry offer apprenticeship programs that pay you and/or allow you to earn college credits during your training. These solid, high paying careers offer benefit packages your friends will envy. Learn about the benefits of an apprenticeship program and see wage packages from our partner organizations.

Some outstanding area apprenticeship programs to explore include:

Plumbing, Pipefitting, HVAC

Local 125’s modern, state-of-industry training center located in Cedar Rapids.

Electricians Training Center

IBEW 405’s training center in Cedar Rapids offers a full array of industry classes with top industry instructors and today’s equipment.

Carpenter Training Center

350 Waconia Court SW
Cedar Rapids
Call (319) 365-9519 for more information.

Iron Workers Local 89

Work within the trade while attending class and become a well-qualified worker who commands the best wages and benefits.

Roofers Local 182

Find out more about this apprenticeship program.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 263

Learn more about the Sheet Metal apprenticeship. This profession offers great careers with competitive salaries and benefits for highly skilled pros.

Cedar Rapids Electrical JATC

The JATC is a joint Labor-Management Training Program  that combines the support of IBEW Local 405 and the Iowa Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. They have apprenticeship programs for Inside Wiremen, Residential Wiremen, and Telecommunication Technicians.

Five Rivers Carpenters JATC

Learn more about working with carpentry professionals, apprenticeships, and certification programs in the carpentry field with the Five Rivers Carpenters JATC.

Successful completion of skilled trades programs, can lead to good professional jobs, competitive salary and benefits, and no college loans!!


The apprenticeship programs will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identify), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.  The apprenticeship programs will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.