What is an apprenticeship?
- A registered apprenticeship is a combination of classroom and on-the-job training that prepares a person for a U.S. Dept. of Labor job title.
- Apprentices take college classes at a community college while working with a mentor on the job to learn a checklist of skills applicable to their job.
- Every job title requires a certain number of classroom hours and a certain number of on the job training hours.
What are the advantages of an apprenticeship program?
- The employer pays for the tuition, books, supplies, and fees for your college classes.
- You typically work 32 hours per week while going to college taking 8-10 credit hours per semester. Your pay increases as you gain more job skills. Depending on the career pathway, students may begin the apprenticeship program being paid between $9.00 and $14.00 an hour and end the program making between $10.00 per hour to $24.75 per hour.
How would this compare with getting a degree from a community college?
What will I have when I finish the program?
- An academic credential (Certificate in Manufacturing Technology) and college credits that can be applied to higher academic credentials (Diploma or A.A.S.).
- Certification as a Journeyworker in your job title.
- Secure employment with potential for advancing in the company.
Interested students should:
- Be at least 18 years of age and able to meet specific employer requirements
- Be a high school completer from an accredited institution
- Apply for apprenticeship positions listed at www.collegecentral.com/gastoncollege (student ID and any course completion required to apply)
- contact Tanya Osbia, Success Coach, Gaston College, at email@example.com or by calling 704.922.2313.
For more information about the apprenticeship program or how to apply, contact Tanya Osbia, Success Coach, Gaston College, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 704.922.2313.