What is Apprenticeship?
Registered Apprenticeship is a structured training program that combines on—the—job training and related technical
instruction to train employees in occupations that demand a high level of skill. Occupations in construction,
manufacturing, and the service industries utilize apprenticeship.
Benefits to Employees
- Apprentices enjoy a higher quality of life, higher lifetime earnings and lifelong skills
- Apprentices receive high quality mentoring and education; they earn while they learn
- Opportunity for college credit and future degrees
- Earn a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion and Journey worker card
Next Steps for Becoming an Apprentice
- Educate yourself about opportunities for a vocational career
- Talk to school or vocational counselors
- If currently employed, talk to your employer about becoming an apprentice
- Demonstrate that you are capable of mastering the necessary skills for the occupation
and are dedicated to enhancing your career
For more information on registered apprenticeship, contact the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Lynchburg
Field Office at (434) 385—0806 or the CVCC Workforce Solutions Team at (434) 832—7607.