Automotive apprenticeship student Carter Hamrick works with tool

The Automotive Apprenticeship program allows eligible high school graduates and adult learners to earn money and get experience for a job after completion. The program is a collaborative effort of Blue Ridge Community College, Henderson County Public Schools, Transylvania County Public SchoolsHomeschool Association, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, and local automotive dealerships working together to support students.

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

The deadline to apply for the 2022 year has passed. Please check back for future dates.

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  • Length of Program: Two Years. 6 Semesters (Fall ’22 – Summer ’24) and 4,000 hours at work.
  • Eligibility: May 2022 High School Graduates and Adult Learners.
  • Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
  • Starting Pay: $12.00. Increases every semester. Pay after completion: $18.00
  • 720 Class hours.
  • 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.