In my case its a little different.
Here is my story. When I was aged 16 living at home with my parents and unemployed my father insisted that he would take me to the local government employment office each day ( this was the early days before computers). I had left school at 15 years of age and taken on an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic. ( It was a gentleman's agreement between my father and myself and the employer). Unfortunately due to a worldwide recession I and 9 other employees were laid off work at the garage.
One day I just walked into the employment office and the man behind the desk told me a listing for an apprentice bread baker & flour confectioner had just landed on his desk . The local bakery was in need of an apprentice and was I interested?
My father was very positive and told me: "Frank you can still learn a trade and one day run your own Bakery".
I went with my father and mother to the interview with my school reports and was offered a three month trial to see if I would be a good fit.
Then if we all agreed that I had shaped up to be a good worker during the trial then we would all sign the indenture papers and Frank would be sent to Bakery School one day a week for 4 years.
I attended bakery training in bread-making, flour confectionery, accounting, food science, food technology, hygiene, test-baking, cake-decorating, microbiology, business studies, etc. at Liverpool College of Technology and then later more business and accounting studies at Liverpool College of Crafts & Catering. I also went on to study for the National Diploma of Baking at the National Bakery School in London.
Plus I also studied and passed the City & Guilds course "Further Education Teachers Certificate" for part-time bakery teachers.
The main qualifications were from the City & Guilds of London Institute. I passed every practical and theory examination.
Then with my copy of the indenture and references from College Head Teacher and Employer I became a Journeyman Bread Baker & Flour Confectioner. With my wife we ran our own bakery "Oldfield's Patisserie" in Australia for 5.5 years.
Journeyman and Journey-ladies are in high demand throughout the world.
Please if you have some questions check me out here: https://www.careervillage.org/users/74836/Frank