Career Pathways: Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Training Programs




What is an Apprenticeship Program?

The Apprenticeship program is a flexible job training program that allows an employee to acquire on the job skills combined with related instruction (often college classes) to produces a highly skilled employee. The goal is to help the employee achieve a nationally recognized training credential.

Apprenticeship Examples for Advanced Manufacturing: Electrician, Maintenance Mechanics, Precision Machinist, Welding and Engineering Technicians.

Apprenticeship Examples for IT: Systems Analysist, Network Administrator, CAD, Graphic Designer, and Cybersecurity Analyst.

How would an Apprenticeship Program help me?

Many students find it necessary to work while going to school. As an apprentice the hours you work count towards the credential you are working towards. Apprentices also receive increases in pay as their skills and knowledge grow.

Where would I work and get the training I need?

Many local companies are actively participating in the Apprenticeship program in Southside Virginia. In 2015, a grant was awarded to SVCC to help train students for the Apprenticeship program. This grant also encourages local companies to adopt the Apprenticeship model as a way to train the workforce for 21st century jobs.

I need more information….

For more information on the programs offered at SVCC, contact Kelly Arnold, (434) 579-7260 or

You can also check out the Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship website:

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