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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 Public 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:

Use the form below to apply for the Automotive Apprenticeship:


Are you interested in learning more about the Apprenticeship Program with Blue Ridge Community College?

Program Description:

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Length of Program: Two Years. 6 Semesters (Fall ’23 – Summer ’25) and 4,000 hours at work.
Eligibility: January and June 2023 High School Graduates and Adult Learners.
Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
Starting Pay: $14.00. Periodic increases. Pay after completion: $18.00.
720 Class hours.
Schedule: Class one day a week. Work 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 January 2023:

  • Draft Day, in February 2023, is the selection process that includes interviews with each company and group exercises.
  • If selected, a contingent offer of employment will be extended with specific details to follow.
  • If hired, you will begin employment.
  • Class will begin August 2023.

For those graduating in June 2023:

  • Pre-Apprenticeship will be in June.
  • Draft Day, is the selection process that includes interviews with each company and group exercises.
  • If selected, a contingent offer of employment will be extended with specific details to follow.
  • If hired, you may begin employment.
  • Class will begin August 2023.

Partner Companies

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

Contact Us

Kelli Stewart
Apprenticeship Coordinator
(828) 694-1766
k_stewart1093@blueridge.edu

Blue Ridge offers eight tracks for Apprenticeship!

Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Automotive
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Business & Banking
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Construction
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Early Childhood Education
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Electrical
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing)
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Plumbing