Howe Offers Paid Apprenticeships

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College degrees aren’t the only way to build knowledge and experience for a new career. Howe’s paid apprenticeship program(s) provides the tools and training you need to thrive in a wide range of in-demand trade careers. Through our apprenticeships, you can establish yourself in an essential career, and use the diverse experiences you gain at Howe to become a vital part of the community.

During the Apprenticeship: Hear from a Current Howe HVAC Apprentice

A paid apprenticeship with Howe offers a different experience than traditional education. You’ll receive active and supervised education for a variety of skilled trades while earning money and simultaneously working toward your professional title, with only a fraction of your time spent in class.

Considering an Apprenticeship?

If so, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you prefer learning by actively working on projects?
  2. Do you want to avoid high student debt?
  3. Do you enjoy working with your hands?
  4. Do you have a high aptitude for or interest in mechanical systems?
  5. Do you want to be financially independent right away, including benefits?

If your answer is yes to 2 or more of these questions, Howe apprenticeships could be the right fit for you. Our programs are designed to provide everything you need to learn and succeed, including benefits such as:

  • Competitive wages: Our paid apprenticeships offer competitive wages, benefits, and incentive opportunities that allow you to earn while you learn. These careers offer wages that are often higher than you could earn with a traditional degree.
  • Advancement opportunities: Participants will have the opportunity to advance as they learn with potential to be promoted into management or even executive positions. Howe pays for all licensing and testing, supports and pays for continuing education, you will have all the support you need to continue advancing your career for a lifetime – this is more than a “job”
  • Cutting-edge technology: Howe utilizes advanced tools and technology, giving our apprentices opportunities to experience some of the latest construction methods. Some of these technologies include virtual design, 3D scanners, augmented reality, robotic layout and much more.
  • Tools: All of the basic hand tools needed will be provided to you when you start. You will then be eligible to keep these tools, along with earning more as you progress.

Whether you have previous experience or you’re just starting out, Howe is excited for you to join the team. Check out our apprenticeship programs to learn what education and training opportunities are available. If you’d like to speak with our staff for more information, consider calling or texting us at 605-339-2020 today.


Howe Apprenticeships Prepare You for a career in Plumbing, Fire Protection, HVAC and More

A paid apprenticeship with Howe provides years of experience for many in-demand careers within the field of mechanical contracting and engineering. We offer programs specializing in:

Plumbing: Water is essential to life, and when it comes to delivering it safely – whether you know it or not – you are trusting a plumber. This is truly an essential career that the world could not function without. The evolution in this industry would surprise you. The things you picture when you think of “plumber” no longer apply to this career. Think of a craft, where 3D modeling, precision layout, and working with your hands make a difference to support communities. This four-year program focuses on all aspects of this trade and the variety of things you need to understand to become a licensed journeyman, including testing for state and city licenses.

Mechatronics: As an HVAC service technician you will need a strong skill set to troubleshoot and diagnose complex systems and equipment. Our three-year Mechatronics apprenticeship provides training on electronics and mechanical systems so you will understand every component and system performance to confidently operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair mechanical equipment of all sizes.

Fire Protection: Fire protection systems save lives! Having a well-maintained automatic sprinkler system in place provides security by preventing property damage, injury, and death in the event of disaster. Look around commercial buildings and see the impact you could make with a career in Fire Protection. This self-paced program averages three to four years to complete.

Sheet Metal Fabrication: Comfort has become a part of life and every occupied building uses ductwork to distribute clean, conditioned air to keep us comfortable. In this four-year program you will learn the skills needed to take a hands-on approach to the fabrication and installation of duct work and installation of HVAC equipment. Sheet metal workers are true craftsmen and as you can imagine, technology takes center stage in this trade: from modeling to layout to fabrication.

After the Apprenticeship: A Day in the Life of Howe Plumbers

While we are proud of what our apprentices have accomplished, you do not just have to take our word for it. Check out a day in the life of one of our journeyman plumbers after they completed the plumbing apprenticeship program.



Apprenticeship Programs
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Certification Raises
Continuing Education & Paid Training
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Competitive Wages
Tool Programs & Allowance
Profit Sharing Incentives
Matching 401(k) Program
Health, Life & Supplemental Insurance


High Employee Satisfaction Rate
Commitment to Safety
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Our apprentices never have to face being burdened with student debt. Whether you have experience or walk in with none, Howe, Inc. provides the training you need for successful career, and we offer PAID classroom and training time for Department of Labor-approved apprenticeships. Contact for HR Department or fill out the contact form to join Howe today!

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