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The Automotive Apprenticeship program allows eligible high school graduates and adult learners to earn while you learn in the classroom and on the job. The program is a collaborative effort of Blue Ridge Community CollegeHenderson County Public Schools, Transylvania County SchoolsHomeschool Association, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, and local automotive dealerships working together to support the workforce of today and tomorrow.

 The Automotive Apprenticeship program is a registered North Carolina Apprenticeship with the N.C. Department of Labor.

Application Deadline:

Applications for the Automotive Apprenticeship are closed. Please join our email list for more information and updates for the 2025 cohort.

Program Description:

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Length of Program: Two Years. 6 Semesters (Fall ’24 – Summer ’26) and 4,000 hours at work.
Eligibility: Recent high school graduates and adult learners.
Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
Starting Pay: $16.00. Periodic increases. Pay after completion: $18.00.
720 Class hours.
Schedule: Class one day a week. Work the remainder of the week at one of our partner companies.
Stackable: Want to keep learning after your Apprenticeship? These classes can count toward an associate degree at Blue Ridge.

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Partner Companies

Anderson Automotive logo
Egolf Motors logo
Harry's On the Hill logo; Integrity comes standard.
Fields Auto Group logo
Hunter Automotive Group logo
Paramount Kia Asheville logo
Parks Ford Hendersonville logo
Presige Subaru logo


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