Saw this video on YouTube “Carpenters1256” talking about there Advance Training program for anyone with or looking to join Chicago Carpenters. Link here:

A person could join Chicago Carpenters and then after or during apprenticeship they could take classes for a refunded $25 at the end of the class. They offer AWS certified welder certificates (if your welding skill qualifies you) in stick, mig or tig.
That’s a savings of thousands if one was to go it alone. With benefits Chicago Carpenters make close to $100. an hour. Might be a great opportunity for an intelligent & skilled person.