I am 38 now and would still love to become an apprentice, but the market here is still pretty slow. Also, the older I get the harder it is to take a pay cut. Thanks for the info!

BTW, I was offered a job as a delivery person for an electrical supply company paying $8 an hour. He said there was a good chance I would get into the apprenticeship through that job. He had no idea my age until at the end of the converstion when I told him. There was a long pause............ I wasn't about to take a job for $8 an hour on his statement that I might get an apprenticeship. Maybe if was 10 years earlier. The older a person gets the tougher it is to change fields, not impossible though, but definietly harder.