Are You Ready For Apprenticeship?

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Are You Ready For Apprenticeship?

Many people don't know what an apprentice does or how apprenticeship works. Did you know that an apprentice is an employee and a student at the same time? Did you know that every apprenticeship has its own entry requirements, and it can be a competitive process? Take this quiz and find out what skills you have - or may need to work on - to be the best candidate for a construction trades apprenticeship. If you answer the questions honestly, you will get a good idea if you are ready for and would be happy in a construction trades career.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Working on it

  • 3. 
    Do you have a valid Washington State driver's license?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Do you have reliable transportation?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Are you ok with working outside in extreme conditions (such as cold/wet, snow, or extreme heat)?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Can you work in confined spaces with dirt, mud, bugs?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Are you afraid of heights?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    The equation  is used to calculate what?
    • A. 

      Algebraic Probability

    • B. 

      Principles of Elevation

    • C. 

      The Pythagorean Theorum

    • D. 

      Ohm's Law

  • 9. 
    You are calculating a ratio of 4,000 pounds of cement, sand and crushed rock. There are eight parts to the mix. If one part is cement and two parts are sand, how many pounds need to be crushed rock?
    • A. 

      3000 lbs

    • B. 

      2500 lbs

    • C. 

      2750 lbs

  • 10. 
    Ohm's Law is a fundamental math principle used by electricians.  There is a formula for power and a formula for voltage.In the equation E = I x R, what does E represent?
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Voltage

  • 11. 
    How many inches is .35'?
    • A. 

      35 inches

    • B. 

      17 inches

    • C. 

      3.5 inches

    • D. 

      4.25 inches

  • 12. 
    You are installing pipe and you need to know how much capacity can flow through it. What calculation do you use?
    • A. 

      C=3.14xd

    • B. 

      V=Bh

    • C. 

      A=3.14xr

  • 13. 
    Can you carry 50 lbs up three flights of stairs without stopping to rest?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Do you exercise at least 30 minutes daily?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    Are you a morning person?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 16. 
    If someone gives you verbal instructions, can you follow them precisely?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    If you have children, do you have reliable care for them, especially on evenings and weekends?
    • A. 

      Yes - I have day care or family options that are consistent

    • B. 

      No, especially not on weekends or evenings

    • C. 

      Not applicable - no children

    • D. 

      During week but not on weekends or evenings

  • 18. 
    Do you have any health conditions that prevent you from lifting heavy objects, climbing ladders or stairs, or performing hard labor?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    Anyone can experience hazing or harassment on a jobsite, especially women and people of color. You can feel isolated, and you need to know that not every stressful situation can be easily resolved. Do you have healthy ways of dealing with stress?
    • A. 

      Yes, I have worked in stressful situations before

    • B. 

      No, I need to think about it

    • C. 

      Yes, but I haven't always used good judgment in handling stressful situations

  • 20. 
    Many apprentices are out of work for periods of time, particularly in winter months or when the economy is bad.  You may not get much notice before you are laid off a job. Do you know how to create a 12 month budget on 9 months of work?
    • A. 

      Not sure - may not have enough resources to be ready for a lay off

    • B. 

      Not great with setting budgets and keeping within reasonable spending guidelines

    • C. 

      Yes, I can set a budget and I'm willing to evaluate my expenses

  • 21. 
    What is YOUR motivating reason for considering apprenticeship
    • A. 

      Really need a job right now

    • B. 

      Apprentices earn a paycheck while they learn

    • C. 

      I love working with my hands

    • D. 

      I feel pride in completing a project

    • E. 

      I have been part of building or remodeling projects in the past and enjoyed it

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