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The Plumbing 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 Public Schools, Homeschool Association, and T.P. Howard’s Plumbing Company, Inc. working together to support the workforce of today and tomorrow.

The Plumbing Apprenticeship Program is a registered North Carolina Apprenticeship with the N.C. Department of Labor.

Application Deadline:

The deadline to apply for the 2022 year has passed. 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: Two Years (Fall 2022 – Fall 2024) and 3,000 – 4,000 Hours of Work
Eligibility: 18 or older, High School Graduate and must have valid Driver’s License
Tuition: FREE.
Starting Pay: $17.00 with Full Benefits. Increases every year. Pay after completion: $21.00
Class Hours: Minimum 432 Hours
Schedule: Class one day a week. Work the remainder of the week at T.P. Howard’s Plumbing Co., Inc.

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Contact Us

Kelli Stewart
Apprenticeship Coordinator
(828) 694-1766
k_stewart1093@blueridge.edu

Blue Ridge offers eight tracks for Apprenticeship!

Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Automotive
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Business & Banking
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Construction
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Early Childhood Education
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Electrical
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing)
Apprenticeship Blue Ridge Plumbing