Hello, I've read many of the threads on getting your foot in the door but still have some questions. I'm 27 and will be 28 soon and would like to get into the field. I've been working in Computers for the past 5 years and don't really care for the work or the politics. I know an apprenticeship program is the way to go but I missed the date for our local 440 here by a year and the other union (local 136) isn't really in my area. I've applied to that union (136) but I'm afraid they will not select me because I'm not in that district.

I spoke with a rep at the local 440 in my area and he said there are helper roles but because of the lack of work and pay he said stay where I'm at.

So, what's the best way to get in?