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  • What Makes a Good Apprentice
    Updated On: Apr 12, 2019

    What Makes a Good Apprentice

    You are an excellent apprentice candidate if you can meet the following guidelines:

    Good work ethic

    Shows up every day, on time, for work and school. Always has back-up day care and transportation plans. Works hard at a steady pace.

    Positive attitude

    A good apprentice:

    • Listens and learns on the job and in school
    • Works with others as a team
    • Follows directions regardless of the manner in which they are given (Directions are often given quickly and may sound angry because the immediacy of the job situation demands it. This is not the time for sensitive feelings.)


    A good apprentice:

    • Possesses aptitude for the trade/occupation and some work history (paid or unpaid)
    • Has some experience doing construction, production, or other comparable work or transferable skills
    • Has proven potential to be a good worker. Any continuous employment or training with a good attendance record can indicate this, even if not related to the trade/occupation

    Physical condition

    Able to work in a physically demanding environment for extended periods of time in all weather conditions. Is very safety conscious in all work.

    Drug free

    Drug free and can pass drug/alcohol tests that are given randomly.

    Driver's license

    Valid Missouri or Kansas State driver's license and good driving record. Has reliable transportation, preferably owns a car.

    Mo-Kan Teamsters Apprenticeship and Training Fund will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Mo-Kan Teamsters Apprenticeship and Training Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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