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Students can gain experience and jobs with apprenticeship program in manufacturing

The Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing) 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 Made in Henderson County partnership, Henderson County Public Schools, Transylvania County Public SchoolsHomeschool Association, Blue Ridge Community College, the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development and local industries working together in support of students.

The Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing) 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. Three Semesters (Fall ’22- Fall ’23) and 3,000 hours at work.
  • Eligibility: May 2022 High School Graduates and Adult Learners.
  • Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
  • Starting Pay: $16.00 with increases in Fall and Spring semesters. Pay after completion: $19.00 minimum.
  • 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 taking classes to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree? These classes will count toward your goal!