• Apprenticeship

    Apprenticeship is, in simple terms, a state-affiliated training program offered in conjunction with employer sponsors and local educational agencies. Valley Career & Technical Center provides apprenticeship-related instruction for the area encompassing Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Highland County. On occasion, the Center also serves apprentices from surrounding areas such as Rockbridge County.

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    Benefits of Apprenticeship: A paycheck, hands-on career training, an education, a career, and National Industry Certification.
     
     Examples of Apprenticeable Occupations For Our Area:
     

    Cosmetology

    Nail Technician

    Barber

    Optician

    Machinist

    Carpenter

    Welder

    HVAC Technician

    Plumber

    Maintenance Mechanic

    Electrician

    Tool & Die Maker

    School Nutrition

    Instructional Aide

    Office Technician


    A number of area businesses and industries sponsor apprentices. Although many skilled and technical trades are apprenticeable, the two trades most heavily represented at the Center are industrial maintenance mechanic and machinist. The Center does receive some state funding for apprenticeship training. The registering agency website for the Virginia Apprenticeship Program is www.doli.virginia.gov/apprenticeship/registered_apprenticeship.html . Locally, the Apprenticeship Representative is Faith Simmons. The office is located in Verona, Virginia and the telephone number is 540 248-9280. Following registration, apprentices are eligible to attend apprenticeship classes at VCTC.
     
    Click on Links Below for Videos from the DOLI
     
    From an Apprentice Perspective: http://youtu.be/PKs9_mgYSMQ
    From a Business Perspective: http://youtu.be/x29JiE77cKA
     
    For further Apprenticeship Resource Links and Information, see below: