Earn While You Learn: Apprenticeship Programs - View the video

James Cook

James Cook
Apprenticeship Manager
Madison College

1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704

Website: madisoncollege.edu

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Manufacturing

Jim Cook has been the Apprenticeship Manager at Madison College for the past two years, and he currently assists in administering approximately two dozen apprenticeship programs. For ten years before that, he was an Assistant Training Director for IBEW-NECA Apprenticeship and Training which serviced apprenticeship committees across the entire state (with the exception of the Milwaukee area.) He has earned a BA degree from UW-Madison and an MA degree from West Virginia University.

Do you like the idea of getting on-the-job training as a way to start your career? Not all students want to pursue a degree in college, but can still find a path to a great career through an apprenticeship program. Madison College Apprenticeship Manager James Cook reviews the kinds of skilled trades and technical jobs that utilize apprenticeships. Learn what you need to do to get in on the ground floor of an interesting career and earn while you learn as an apprentice. (Running Time 22:16)