Workforce Delaware is all about helping people like you train for a career in the construction industry that fits your personality and lifestyle.

Where Will You Be In 4 Years?

Do You Know Which Path is Right for You?

So, Where Are You Going?

When you enroll in a Delaware Apprenticeship program you will be taking charge of your future and on your way to achieving your dreams. You will be employed, trained, and earning an above average income.

Good Pay

We’re talking about a career where you will see above average income!

Paid Training

Your employer pays for safety and technical training which increase your knowledge and make you a more valuable employee.

Advancement

You will learn skills that are in demand now and in the future. The need for your skills will increase over the next 10 years.

Here’s what Craft professionals are saying…..

“I am proud to be a BAS Technician – a systems, sequence and building expert on the front line of the design and implementation of a BAS system. Seiberlich is a leader providing quality BAS & mechanical systems and has allowed me to grow and be a part of a great team with people who all have the same mission.”

Brian Ashman, Seiberlich Trane

“This job means everything to me. This job has created a life for me and my family.  This is a great place to work and I plan on staying and growing my career as fully as possible.”

Vinnie Rozell, M. Davis & Sons

“This job is my life, my home. It’s where I live. It’s who I am. I’ve worked for Corrado for 23 years. I’ve grown with the family and the company. I make a good living, provide for my kids. Every day I’m challenged in different ways. When I get off work, I leave the site knowing I’ve contributed to the progress of the job.”

Frank DiSabatino, Corrado Construction

“I love being able to make something from nothing. I love being able to see the process of something emerge from just a piece of land. The best thing about working for Nickle is the support for hardworking people through their electrical schooling.  They also make safety a priority and do a very good job of keeping their employees safe every day.”

Samantha Pearlman, Nickle Electrical Companies

“Going into the trades was the best decision I ever made.”

Hector Ortiz, Welder, RC Fabricators, Inc., Delcastle Technical High School

 “At vocational schools you are able to try different trades and find out what you like. Your training never ends, your experiences never end.”

Jason Goodnight, Owner, mason, The Brick Doctor, Inc

 “Your employers are going to teach you everything you want to know. Everybody is looking for good hard workers. How can you not be happy about taking a straight line to success?”

Isaiah Lewis, Mechanical Engineer, M.Davis & Sons, Inc.

“I was aware of the abundance of jobs that are available in the construction field, the advancement opportunities, good pay, and most importantly, training”

Brook Keen, Sobieski, Inc., Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning

“Construction is a great industry and I encourage you to take advantage of everything it has to offer.”

Matt Miller, Carpentry, Nowland Associates

 “Unlimited number of job opportunities from laborer to Foreman to Project Manager.”

Angel Ayala, Carpentry, Nowland Associates

 “I was able to complete a four-year apprenticeship in only three years. Now I run the projects I used to work on. Opportunities for growth in construction are endless.”

John Harrison, Electrical, Nickle Electrical Companies, Inc.
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CHOOSE YOUR CAREER PATH

CRAFT

Year 1: + $30,000 Salary

Year 2: + $31,500 Salary

Year 3: + $33,075 Salary

Year 4: + $34,729 Salary

Year 5:

You earned $129,304 and have a career with solid benefits

OR

COLLEGE

Year 1: – $20,000 Expenses

Year 2: – $21,000 Expenses

Year 3: – $22,050 Expenses

Year 4: – $23,153 Expenses

Year 5:

You are $86,203 in debt, have no job, no benefits

Delaware Craft Labor Demand

Total Demand  Through 2026

DEMAND BY CAREER AND COUNTY
CRAFT
DEMAND
Architect
176
Boilermaker
24
Carpenter
2,828
Civil Engineer
923
Craft Laborer
3,150
Electrician
2,341
Heavy Equipment Operator
1,278
HVAC Technician
2,274
Insulator
342
Ironworker
171
Mason
869
Millwright
66
Mobile Crane / Tower
Crane Operator
111
Painter
745
Pipefitter, Plumber
1,175
Power Line Worker
477
Roofer
233
Sheet Metal Worker
531
Welder
552
CRAFT
DEMAND
Architect
156
Boilermaker
15
Carpenter
1,943
Civil Engineer
691
Craft Laborer
2,045
Electrician
1,683
Heavy Equipment Operator
717
HVAC Technician
1,483
Insulator
256
Ironworker
103
Mason
578
Millwright
50
Mobile Crane / Tower
Crane Operator
70
Painter
511
Pipefitter, Plumber
764
Power Line Worker
317
Roofer
158
Sheet Metal Worker
338
Welder
310
CRAFT
DEMAND
Architect
16
Boilermaker
0
Carpenter
399
Civil Engineer
154
Craft Laborer
523
Electrician
315
Heavy Equipment Operator
347
HVAC Technician
272
Insulator
44
Ironworker
21
Mason
124
Millwright
9
Mobile Crane / Tower
Crane Operator
15
Painter
85
Pipefitter, Plumber
133
Power Line Worker
74
Roofer
28
Sheet Metal Worker
85
Welder
101
CRAFT
DEMAND
Architect
16
Boilermaker
5
Carpenter
825
Civil Engineer
74
Craft Laborer
691
Electrician
544
Heavy Equipment Operator
188
HVAC Technician
547
Insulator
86
Ironworker
35
Mason
192
Millwright
17
Mobile Crane / Tower
Crane Operator
16
Painter
187
Pipefitter, Plumber
259
Power Line Worker
81
Roofer
56
Sheet Metal Worker
127
Welder
108

Which Construction Career is Right for You?

A career in construction can take you all the way to CEO.

Scroll down to browse some of the different career options available to you

ARCHITECT
ARCHITECT - $87,500
Do you see beauty in buildings? Do you like to design? Then you may be drawn to architecture.
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BOILERMAKER
BOILERMAKER - $65,341
Check out this adventurous career where you can work with flames and an assortment of tools!
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CARPENTER
CARPENTER - $56,877
Do you like building, traveling and being outdoors? Why not consider a career that is fun and offers financial freedom.
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CIVIL ENGINEER
CIVIL ENGINEER - $91,790
Do you take joy in designing and executing plans? Then becoming a civil engineer may be for you.
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CRAFT LABORER
CRAFT LABORER - $38,890
Would you consider yourself a jack of all trades? If so, a construction laborer career might be an option to explore!
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ELECTRICIAN
ELECTRICIAN - $67,269
If you’re into sound systems, robotics or tinkering with wires, you should think about a career as an electrician.
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - $60,828
Do you have an interest in operating dump trucks, bulldozers or other vehicles classified as heavy machinery?
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HVAC TECHNICIAN
HVAC TECHNICIAN - $62,472
Are you interested in model building or have coined yourself Mr. Fix It?
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INSULATOR
INSULATOR - $52,624
Work with your hands in an industry that provides the economy with energy saving options.
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IRONWORKER
IRONWORKER - $60,060
If you are looking for an exciting career where you can balance from the top of a brand new skyscraper, then ironworking is for you.
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MASON
MASON - $56,784
Do you dream of building a structure with your own two hands or restoring historical buildings? Check out training in masonry!
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MILLWRIGHT
MILLWRIGHT - $66,919
Do you take things apart and put them back together just to see how they work?
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MOBILE CRANE OPERATOR
MOBILE CRANE OPERATOR - $66,119
If you wished your career involved using a joystick then check out this career.
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PAINTER
PAINTER - $41,840
Do you have an eye for different colors, textures and tones? Would you consider yourself artsy?
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PIPEFITTER
PIPEFITTER - $62,697
Are you a little bit of a perfectionist? Do you enjoy reading plans and making something useful? Consider training to become a pipefitter.
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PLUMBER
PLUMBER - $59,627
Are you always tinkering with objects? Do people ask for your help with fixing mechanical things? Look into becoming a plumber!
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POWER LINE WORKER
POWER LINE WORKER - $68,262
If you are looking for a high-powered career, you’ve found it!
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ROOFER
ROOFER - $42,780
Take an interest in becoming a roofer and rise above the rest!
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SHEET METAL WORKER
SHEET METAL WORKER - $58,160
Are you a visual person? Do you enjoy mechanics and fitting puzzles together?
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SPRINKLER FITTER
SPRINKLER FITTER - $55,328
Are you a detail-oriented kind of person? Sprinkler fitting may be a good career to consider!
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WELDER
WELDER - $71,067
Do you get a kick out of watching sparks fly on the Fourth of July? Choose a career in welding and watch them fly every day!
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Average salaries provided do not include overtime or company incentives.

A career in construction really can make you a Boss!

From Apprentice To Being The Boss

Delaware Apprenticeship program - Craft Professional Career Path

The Path Is Up To You.

Build Your Future. Apprenticeship will help.

Construction careers in today’s market are all about high-tech, high stakes, huge earnings and the opportunity to travel the world while earning a great income.Electrician viewing blueprints - Delaware Apprenticeship program

As a Craft Apprentice you get paid a salary while you learn, and there is no tuition.  Imagine that.  While many people struggle with how to pay for college education, apprenticeship training offers an answer.  You graduate with a job and debt free.  Apprenticeships provide training in all trades including electrical, HVAC, roofing, plumbing, welding, sheet metal, heavy equipment operator and more.  Apprenticeship graduates have gone on to own their own businesses, helping to build multimillion projects in the Tri-State area and around the country.

There are a few industries that offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn.  Welcome to the world of construction!!

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