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If you pass the millwright test and get the indenture is that all that employers really look for? Are your chances good to get a apprenticeship on that alone? Or would taking tooling type classes help your chances more? Is the math any harder than the carpenter test?
-- David Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 2003
1)Employers look for motivated and skilled workers who can help their business survive and thrive. The more you bring to the table the more you can hope to get. I have had apprentices who asked for and received more than their contract scheduled pay based on the skill set and work ethic they brought to the job. As example, a first year apprentice who is already a certified welder has a better chance of impressing employers and co-workers. 2) Take any classes offered that you have an interest in. You are about to enter a respected profession and continuous upgrade training is the hallmark of a professional. (Would you care to see a doctor who has not attended upgrade training in the past ten years given the tremendous changes in that field?) 3) The math test is usually identical to the carpenters. The goal is to evaluate whether or not you can absorb the class material. Without the proper background you will have a real struggle to keep up.
I wish you great success in your choosen profession. Regards, Rocky
-- John Rockefeller (email@example.com), November 11, 2003.