Future Planning


Here is a guide to descriptions of 16 different building trades, what work they do, how to apply for each apprenticeship, their job outlook and earning potential.

Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Union Building Trade Apprentice 

Free building trades pre-apprenticeship training. Women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.

Building Pathways


Some students choose to join the military to serve their country, to gain experience for a future civilian career, to help pay for college, to honor a family tradition--some join right after high school, others through their colleges (ROTC and Military Academies). Military service can be part-time or full-time.


The ASVAB is a vocational aptitude placement exam offered by the Armed Services to all students, required of all Armed Services applicants. Typically offered at BHR each spring, it measures verbal, math, technical (electronics, automotive, tool terminology, shop practices, mechanical principles) and spatial aptitudes. This information can be useful in helping to choose careers and college majors, as well as determining your military role if you enlist. Taking the ASVAB does not commit you to military service.

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Reserve Officers Training Corps--from the website “The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.

In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, participants, or cadets, commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Each Service branch has its own ROTC.”