Caption: Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing); apprentice works with advanced manufacturing equipment

Students can gain experience and jobs with an apprenticeship program in manufacturing

The Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing) 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 Made in Henderson County partnershipHenderson County Public SchoolsTransylvania County SchoolsHomeschool AssociationBlue Ridge Community College, the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, and local industries working together to support the workforce of today and tomorrow.

The Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing) Apprenticeship program is a registered North Carolina Apprenticeship with the N.C. Department of Labor.

Application Deadline:

Applications for the Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing) 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. Three Semesters (Fall ’24 – Fall ’25) and 3,000 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: $19.00 minimum.
6 College Classes: 13 Credits total. Earn a Certificate in Mechatronics Engineering Technology!
Schedule: Class one day a week. Work four days a week at one of the 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

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Logo: elkamet
LOGO: Jabil
Linamar logo; caption: Power to Perform
Norafin logo; caption: materials for life
Quality Rubber Manufacturing logo
UPM logo
Logo: WestRock
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces

Made in Henderson County is a coordinated effort established to enhance the connection between manufacturing businesses and the school system while telling the story of manufacturing, the products made here and the people who make them. Since 2012, HCPS and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development have brought career-building and workforce development training to local middle and high schoolers through Made in Henderson County industry tours that showcase manufacturing opportunities.


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