NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO HELP STUDENTS SECURE THEIR FUTURE

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Application deadline is April 1.

March 11, 2012 (San Diego) -- A brand new scholarship program established by the Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust can help San Diego County high school students achieve their career goals in the construction industry.

Applications are currently open for the ABC Apprenticeship Scholarship Program. The program is open to any high school senior currently enrolled in a construction class or training program in San Diego County.

Scholarship recipients become apprentices, which means the student is a full-time employee with benefits. Apprentices combine on-the-job training working under the supervision of a skilled craftsperson with formal education through ABC’s Apprenticeship Training Trust program, where students learn the technical side and the theory of their craft. All tuition costs are covered.

As part of the scholarship, students who are selected receive a basic set of tools for their trade, and all technical manuals, codebooks and classroom textbooks throughout the apprenticeship at no cost, a value of several thousand dollars.

Apprenticeship training programs provide many advantages, including paid on-the-job training; certification of professional skills at the state and federal level; college credits from the San Diego Community College District; family medical and dental benefits; training in the latest technology and building codes; and best of all, an excellent career as a skilled construction professional with numerous opportunities to advance into supervisory roles, or even company ownership.

To apply, students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average and must be on track to graduate in Spring 2012. Students must submit the completed application and all other requirements to ABC San Diego no later than April 1.

Visit the ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Trust Scholarship Program web page for more information.




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