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Students can gain experience and jobs with apprenticeship program in manufacturing

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The Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing) Apprenticeship program allows eligible high school graduates 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, 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 Commerce.

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  • Length of Program: Two Years. Three Semesters (Fall ’21- Fall ’22) and 3,000 hours at work.
  • Eligibility: 2021 High School Graduates.
  • Tuition: Free. Plus, you’ll get PAID to attend class.
  • Starting Pay: $14.00. Increases every semester. Pay after completion: $17.00 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!

To request more information or to apply for the Made In Henderson County (Manufacturing) Apprenticeship Program, choose and complete a form below.


Partner Companies

Logo: Byers Precision
Logo: elkamet
Logo: GF Linamar
Logo: Meritor
Logo: Mountain Showcase
Logo: Raumedic Lifeline to Health
Logo: WestRock

Made in Henderson County is a coordinated effort established to enhance the connection between manufacturing businesses and the school system while telling the story of manufacturing, the products made here and the people who make them. Since 2012, HCPS and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development have brought career-building and workforce development training to local middle and high schoolers through Made in Henderson County industry tours that showcase manufacturing opportunities.

Contact Us

Christine Laucher
Apprenticeship Coordinator
(828) 694-1766