Valley to Virginia Apprenticeship Initiative
The grant-funded Valley to Virginia Apprenticeship Initiative covers half the cost of Registered Apprentice related training (funds available for a limited time).
Registered apprenticeship is an agreement between an employer who needs a skilled worker and an employee (the apprentice) who wants to “earn while learning” a skilled occupation.
Apprenticeship combines paid, on-the-job training with trade-specific classroom instruction to prepare individuals for the jobs of the 21st century.
Benefits for the Employer
- Tailor training standards to your specific needs.
- Increase productivity by cultivating a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce.
- Increase your capacity to promote from within, enhancing retention.
- Promote teamwork by strengthening bonds between management, supervisors and employees.
Benefits for the Apprentice
- High quality mentoring and education
- Earn while learning
- Earn a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion
- Qualify to sit for Journeyman License
- Enjoy higher lifetime average earning
BRCC Classes/Curriculum Approved for Registered Apprenticeship Instruction
Industrial Manufacturing Technician (non-credit)
- On-the-Job training: 3000 hours
- Related Instruction: 216 hours
3 Year Welding Apprenticeships
- On-the-Job training: 6000 hours
- Related Instruction: 432 hours
4 Year Welding Apprenticeships
- On-the-Job training: 8000 hours
- Related Instruction: 576 hours