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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for an apprenticship in an offroad shop

Iím looking for an apprenticeship for this summer in an off road/ fab shop. Iím currently going to Northern Michigan University for Industrial tech ed (shop teacher) and am looking to improve my fabrication and mechanical skills. I have learned a lot but mostly on my on. I have a pretty good start but could definitely use some one that really knows what they are doing to teach me the right way to do things. Location and pay donít matter anywhere near as much as working with/ for some one that really knows what they are doing. I can get a couple pictures of my work if need be. If you are interested in hiring me or know some one that might be please let me know.

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Re: Looking for an apprenticship in an offroad sho

If nothing else comes up, you're welcome to come down and stay with us for a while. I just can't pay anything or guarantee that there'll be an interesting project. Now if you can find a paying customer with an interesting project . . . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

I wouldn't say that I'll show you the right way, but I can probably show you a different way.
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Re: Looking for an apprenticship in an offroad sho

Not a bad offer, Jim. I was gonna say that he left out what he was willing to pay.

The only summer apprenticeships I have heard of are for GMI students. GMI finds sponsors for them and they work for that sponsor in the summer months. The student often winds up hired by that sponsor at end of schooling.

An employer has to put a lot of time and money into an apprentice. First the apprentice gets paid to watch the journeyman then the apprentice does the work while the journeyman watches. In both cases the journeyman could have done it faster and cheaper by himself. Yeah, the apprentice is sometimes help but most of the time he is just a needless expense for the employer. Hopefully, the employer gets back a trained worker at the end of the apprenticeship for his investment.
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Reseume and cover letter and typed up and ready to go. Taz I actually have a friend that goes to Kettering (GMI) and she's doing air flow dynamics on new gm trucks, pretty cool gig.

I'm really looking for something hands on down and dirty fab work. Anyone know anyone. I've started to make a couple calls.
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I've put in some calls and sent out some Resumes, where are some places I should apply?
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