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

The Work Local Transylvania (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 Work Local Transylvania, Transylvania County Schools, Homeschool AssociationBlue Ridge Community College, the Transylvania Economic Alliance, and local industries working together to support the workforce of today and tomorrow.

The Work Local Transylvania (Manufacturing) Apprenticeship program is a registered North Carolina Apprenticeship with the N.C. Department of Labor.

Application Deadline:

Use the form below to apply for the Work Local Transylvania Apprenticeship:

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: $15 minimum. Periodic increases.
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.


Application and Hiring Process

For adult learners and those graduating in June 2024:

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

Partner Companies

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M-8 INDUSTRIES, INC. logo; SERVING INDUSTRY SINCE 1894; 9205 ROSMAN HWY, P.O. BOX 1118, ROSMAN, NC 29772 PHONE: (828) 862-4201 FAX: (828) 862-4297 SUNBELT SPRING & STAMPING/MITCHELL-BISSELL CO.
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Contáctenos

(828) 694-1766
apprenticeships@blueridge.edu

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