By Karen Stokes
During National Apprenticeship Week, Boldt Company is reaching out to students who may be interested in a career in construction.
Boldt’s Youth Apprenticeship Program allows high school students a chance to earn while they learn and experience first-hand what a career in construction is all about.
“Boldt’s Youth Apprenticeship Program started in 2019 and we’ve had 41 students go through the program. Last year alone we had eight that signed on directly in the trades and four continued their education in careers in the construction field,” said John Huggett, Vice President of the Central Operations team at The Boldt Company.
Apprenticeships are important for the industry to attract youth due to the fact that the high demand for construction workers and the industry continues to combat the labor shortage.
Lawrence Frederickson-Thomas, a student with the Boldt Youth Apprenticeship Program said, “I really just enjoy hands-on work, it’s really impressive that a local company opens their doors to someone as young as me at 16 years old.”
“It’s been a really good program that is an entrance to the construction industry. It allows young men and women to understand if construction is what they want to do and gives them exposure to the industry,” Huggett said.
Boldt website has a page dedicated to the apprenticeships and the opportunities available. There are also instructional videos to understand more about the program. Go to: