Registered Apprenticeship Information

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  • Why should I/we consider the Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program?

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    If you are interested in applying what you are learning in high school, earning money and becoming a highly-skilled and credentialed employee soon out of high school, you can apply to be an apprentice. In many cases the companies for which you work will help you pursue furthering your education which means minimizing student debt for you and your family.

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  • Who can participate?

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    Students aged 16 and up. Student must be 16 by the start-date of their apprenticeship.

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  • What does Registered Apprenticeship involve?

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    A commitment to maintaining good grades in school and working part-time at the business under specific VDOLI regulated conditions toward becoming a highly-trained and credentialed employee of said business.

    The process of being selected includes (not limited to) students being screened by school system officials to ensure graduation requirements can be met and an interview by the business.

    Time may be spent at the industry site during at least part of the school day.

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  • Where can I find more information?

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    With your school’s counseling department and/or via the school system Career and Technical Education office.

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  • When should I begin the process?

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    Expressing interest in the RA process should begin with normal course registration via guidance counselors in January/February of the year prior to the beginning of the desired apprenticeship.

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  • How do I get involved?

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    Contact your school’s counseling department to ask about current and updated opportunities.

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