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The Business & Banking 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 College, Henderson County Public Schools, Transylvania County SchoolsHomeschool Association, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, and local employers working together to support the workforce of today and tomorrow.

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

Application Deadline:

Applications for the Business & Banking 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: One Year. Three Semesters (Fall ’24- Summer ’25) and 2,000 hours at work.
Eligibility: Recent high school graduates and adult learners.
Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
Starting Pay: $15. Periodic increases. Pay after completion: $16.50
6 College Classes: 18 Credits total. Earn a Certificate in Business!
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.

Application and Hiring Process

For adult learners and those graduating in May / June 2024:

  • Pre-Apprenticeship and Draft Day in June 2024
  • Class will begin in August 2024.

Partner Companies

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Champion Credit Union logo
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First Bank logo
First Citizens Bank forever logo
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Hunter Automotive Group logo
Mountain Credit Union logo


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