Featured photo: Apprentice Omar Recendiz works for Buchanan Construction through the Apprenticeship Blue Ridge program. (Photo by: Rich Keen, Marketing & Communications Dept.)
Marketing & Communications Dept.
This November, Blue Ridge Community College is celebrating National Apprenticeship Month! The thriving Apprenticeship Blue Ridge program allows eligible high school graduates and adult learners to earn while they learn in the classroom and on the job. Application deadlines are available at www.blueridge.edu/apprentice, with seven programs accepting applications until Jan. 31 or April 26.
Apprentices attend class one day per week and work the balance of the week with their apprenticeship employer. As apprentices continue through the program, their wages progressively increase. Those who complete an apprenticeship earn a college credential from Blue Ridge along with the nationally recognized Journeyworker Certificate.
“It’s such a great program,” electrical apprentice Erik Alba said. “I get to work and go to school at the same time, and I get paid for going to school. I’m able to pay my bills, work and attend school one day a week.”
The Apprenticeship Blue Ridge program is currently accepting applications for the following apprenticeships:
Apply by Jan. 31, 2024
Apply by April 26, 2024
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge is made possible by area employers committed to expanding tomorrow’s workforce. All Apprenticeship Blue Ridge employers are registered with the North Carolina Department of Labor and ApprenticeshipNC.
Application information for all Apprenticeship Blue Ridge programs is available at www.blueridge.edu/apprentice.
Blue Ridge Community College would like to thank the following Apprenticeship Blue Ridge employers:
Business and Banking
Central Sterile Processing
Community Health Worker
Early Childhood Education
Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing)
Work Local Transylvania