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The Early Childhood Education 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 SchoolsHomeschool Association, and WNCSource working together to support the workforce of today and tomorrow.

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

Application Deadline:

Applications for the Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship are closed. Please check back for future dates.


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


Program Description:

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Length of Program: One year with options. 2,000 hours at work.
Eligibility: Recent high school graduates and adult learners.
Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
Starting Pay: $15.21. Periodic increases throughout the program. View timeline and progressive wage scale.
Schedule: Class one day a week. Work remainder of the week at WNCSource.
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 May / June 2024:

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

(828) 694-1766
apprenticeships@blueridge.edu

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