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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 by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry​ for registered apprenticeship instruction.

Welding (non-credit)

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

Welding Classes

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