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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.


Work and Learn through an Apprenticeship
If you like to work with your hands and your mind, you might want to consider an apprenticeship after high school. More than 850 occupations can be learned on the job through an apprenticeship.

An apprenticeship prepares you for a career through a structured program of on-the-job learning with classroom instruction, while you work and earn a salary. The programs can last from one to six years and you can choose careers in areas such as telecommunications, health care, computing, business support and the arts. The most common apprenticeships are in construction and manufacturing.

Most apprenticeships are registered through the U.S. Department of Labor, ensuring the program meets government standards for fairness, safety and training. If you complete a registered program, you will receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor which proves your qualifications for the career. Also, classroom instruction often can be used to earn a license, certification or degree.

Following are the top 10 occupations offering apprenticeships that expect to have the most job openings for new workers (2000-2010):

  • cook, restaurant and cafeteria
  • automotive service technician, mechanic
  • licensed practical and licensed vocational nurse
  • carpenter
  • police officer
  • electrician
  • hairdresser, cosmetologist
  • maintenance and repair worker
  • welder, cutter, solderer and brazer
  • plumber, pipefitter and steamfitter

For more information on apprenticeships, call America's Workforce Network toll-free at (877) US2-JOBS. (872-5672) Operators can help you find career counselors and apprenticeship programs in your area.

Alabama State Office of Apprenticeships:
State Director - Gregory Collins
Medical Forum Bldg. - Room 648 
950 22nd Street North BirminghamAlabama 35203

Regional Office of Apprenticeships For Alabama:
Mr. Garfield G. Garner, Jr
Regional Director
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Rm. 6T71
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: 404/302-5478
FAX: 404/302-5479
Internet E-Mail: Garner.Garfield@dol.gov

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