Education, training and career development at Shapiro & Duncan are a win-win-win. Clients benefit from educated and experienced professionals, and skilled and experienced craftspeople who do the job right the first time. Shapiro & Duncan benefits from more productive employees who are current on best practices, yielding repeat business and referrals. At the same time, employees advance in their careers and earn more as they continue career development.
Shapiro & Duncan’s apprenticeship program stands as a beacon of commitment to nurturing talent and expertise within the construction industry. In partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC Metro Washington/Virginia), Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP), and Howard County Community College (HCC), our program offers a comprehensive four-year journey for aspiring apprentices in plumbing, HVAC Service, and pipefitting. Apprentices benefit not only from on-the-job training but also from our in-house BootCamp, providing supplemental education to hone their skills. One of the distinctive aspects of our program is the financial support provided for apprentices to attend school or training, ensuring they receive a well-rounded education. Upon graduation, apprentices are equipped not only with invaluable practical experience but also with journeyman licenses, a testament to their readiness to excel in their chosen field. This program exemplifies Shapiro & Duncan’s dedication to fostering the next generation of skilled tradespeople while maintaining the highest standards of quality and expertise within the construction industry.
Shapiro & Duncan is deeply committed to workforce development, prioritizing training opportunities to empower employees at every level within the company. Our comprehensive training program caters to individuals from entry-level positions to leadership roles, ensuring continuous learning and skill enhancement. We provide a diverse range of courses regularly and maintain an updated training calendar, offering flexibility for employees to request specific training sessions. This dedication to ongoing education underscores our commitment to fostering a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, enabling our team members to thrive in their roles and contribute effectively to the company’s success.