Service Trades

Did You Know?

Employment in the service sector generally involves attending to the needs or requests of people. Service trade apprenticeships include utility workers (electric line worker), personal service workers (barber/cosmetologist and cook/chef) and public safety trades (firefighter and correctional officer).

Some companies may list apprenticeship opportunities with the local Job Center, technical college or in the classified ads of the local newspaper. To obtain information on apprenticeship opportunities, contact the local Apprenticeship & Training Representative.

How Do I Apply for Apprenticeship in the Service Trades?

Applying for apprenticeship in the industrial and service sectors involves applying directly to the company that operates an apprenticeship program. Although the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards has set minimum entry requirements for each individual trade, eligibility requirements will vary from employer to employer and trade to trade. Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent, math and reading skills.

Some employers test individuals to determine aptitude and trade knowledge. Some of the larger companies and those companies that have collective bargaining agreements often limit apprenticeship opportunities to people who are currently in their employment. This may mean that an individual interested in becoming an apprentice will have to take another position with the company while waiting for the opportunity to serve in an apprenticeship. Some companies may list apprenticeship opportunities with the local Job Center, technical college or in the classified ads of the local newspaper.

Service Apprenticeships Available in Wisconsin:

Barber/Cosmetologist (description available soon)
Child Care Development Specialist (description available soon)
Cook/Chef (description available soon)
Correctional Officer (description available soon)
Dairy Grazer
Electric Line Worker
Fire Service (description available soon)
Funeral Director (description available soon)
Metering Technician

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (description available soon)

Source: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook