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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:

Use the form below to apply for the Plumbing Apprenticeship:

Program Description:

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Length of Program: Two Years (Spring 2024 – Spring 2026) and 6,000 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.

Application and Hiring Process

For adult learners and those graduating in December 2023 / January 2024:

  • Applications sent weekly during enrollment to T.P. Howards
  • If selected, a contingent offer of employment will be extended with specific details to follow.
  • If hired, you will begin employment.
  • Class will begin in Spring 2024.

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Contact Us

(828) 694-1766

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