April 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 17 Apprenticeships (continued from page 15) and plumbers,” said Alan Concha, the school’s vice president and director. Students in the electrical apprenticeship program are taught the theory and skills necessary to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, offices and other structures. The HoHoKus School of Trade provides complete handson workstations that allow students to learn electrical theory and procedures firsthand. Completion of this program is equal to a one-year, on-the-job apprenticeship experience. “The students do not need to have electrical backgrounds to be successful,” said Joe Pete, an electrical and professional engineer, certified energy practitioner and instructor for the electrical apprenticeship program. “More importantly, the program is endorsed at the highest levels providing fabulous opportunities for our graduates.” The fully accredited plumbing, heating, and pipefitting technology program at the HoHoKus School of Trades prepares students for a career in both residential and light commercial settings. Students are trained to install, repair and troubleshoot equipment. Classroom instruction includes blueprint reading, joining and soldering, and safety and building code procedures. Upon completion, students earn the equivalent of one year of on-the-job apprenticeship experience and are prepared to accept positions as an apprentice plumber or plumber’s assistant. According to the nonprofit agency, Jobs for the Future, most building-related industries are having trouble finding reliable workers with the skills they require. More said, “Someone who enjoys working with their hands, is able to conceptualize the flow of liquids, as well as read and follow required codes. “HoHoKus graduates of the plumbing apprenticeship program will always be in demand,” Wetzel added. Owned and operated by Eastwick Education, Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools are among the leading career colleges in the tri-state area. In addition to HoHoKus School of Trade in Paterson, Eastwick Education owns Eastwick College in Ramsey, HoHoKus-RETS in Nutley, HoHoKus Hackensack, and HoHoKus at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus. “HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences offers programs that are on the edge of technology, providing our graduates with skills for the modern job market,” said Eastwick. “In addition, we consistently maintain one of the highest graduate jobplacement rates in the nation.” For more information, visit the HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences, at 634 Market Street in Paterson, call (800) 646-WELD, or visit online at www.eastwick.edu. ��������������� ������������������ ����������� ������������������� ������������ ���������� ������������������ ������������ ���������� ���������������� ������� ������������ ���������������� ���������� ���������� than 20,000 job openings with opportunities for advancement are expected each year. Asked who makes a good plumber, Ralph Wetzel, first vice president of the NJPHCC, ��������� ���������������� ��������������������� �������� �������������� ������������� ��������������������� ������������ ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������� ���������������� ����������� The Villadom TIMES is giving you the opportunity to present your quality services and merchandise in its special Home Improvement & Decorating section. In The Villadom TIMES, you’ll get the exposure you need in 56,300 homes right in your market area. And, as always, your Villadom TIMES advertising message is conveniently delivered each week by US mail to every residence in the 12 Bergen County towns listed below. ��������������������������� ���������������������� ����������� ���������������������� WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY Spring specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 ��������� ������ ������� �������� �������� ����� YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER ��������������������������������������������������������� � ������������ ZONE 1 - Wyckoff, Midland Park, Franklin Lakes ZONE 2 - Ridgewood, Glen Rock ZONE 3 - Ho-Ho-Kus, Allendale, Waldwick, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, ZONE 4 - Ramsey, Mahwah