My service in the U.S. Military is about to come to an end, and I'm looking to get into a trade, Carpentry Framing in particular, and I'm curious as to what is the best way to get started in this field.
I looked at the Local 525's website which is the union for my area, but they don't say much about apprenticeships. Should I start with a Union? Or is it better to start as a general laborer for a company and try to learn through them?
I've also seen a lot of job postings in my area for Tradesmen International. Is this a good company to start with, or would I be better off elsewhere?
There are also a couple of Trade Schools that I can use my G.I. Bill at, but I've read that going to a company with a degree is basically the same as starting without one. Thoughts?
Thank you all in advance for your time! I've learned a lot over the past few weeks by perusing through the forums, and I hope to learn more.