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The Community Health Worker 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 Schools, Homeschool Association, and Blue Ridge Community Health working together to support students.

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

A Community Health Worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A community health worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

The Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program is an incumbent-only program in partnership with Blue Ridge Health.


Program Description:

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Length of Program: One year. 2 semesters. 2,000 hours of on-the-job training.
Eligibility: Incumbent workers in the CHW field.
Class Hours: Minimum 144. Once completed, apprentices will be eligible to become Certified Community Health Workers via the North Carolina Community Health Worker Association (NCCHWA).
Schedule: Class one day a week. Work the remainder of the week with Blue Ridge Community Health.


Partner Company

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Contact Us

(828) 694-1766
apprenticeships@blueridge.edu

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