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BRCC celebrates national apprenticeship

Nov 21, 2023 05:30PM ● By Randee Brown

HENDERSONVILLE – This November, Blue Ridge Community College is celebrating National Apprenticeship Month! The thriving Apprenticeship Blue Ridge program allows eligible high school graduates and adult learners to earn while they learn in the classroom and on the job. Application deadlines are available at, with seven programs accepting applications until January 31 or April 26.

Apprentices attend class one day per week and work the balance of the week with their apprenticeship employer. As apprentices continue through the program, their wages progressively increase. Those who complete an apprenticeship earn a college credential from Blue Ridge along with the nationally recognized Journeyworker Certificate.

“It’s such a great program,” electrical apprentice Erik Alba said. “I get to work and go to school at the same time, and I get paid for going to school. I’m able to pay my bills, work, and attend school one day a week.”

The Apprenticeship Blue Ridge program is currently accepting applications for the following apprenticeships:

Apply by Jan. 31, 2024

Business & Banking
Early Childhood Education
Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing)
Work Local Transylvania (Manufacturing)
Apply by April 26, 2024

Apprenticeship Blue Ridge is made possible by area employers committed to expanding tomorrow's workforce. All Apprenticeship Blue Ridge employers are registered with the North Carolina Department of Labor and ApprenticeshipNC.

Application information for all Apprenticeship Blue Ridge programs is available at

Blue Ridge Community College would like to thank the following Apprenticeship Blue Ridge employers:

Automotive Employers

Anderson Automotive Group
Egolf Motors
Harry’s on the Hill
Fields Auto Group
Hunter Automotive Group
Paramount Kia Asheville
Parks Ford Hendersonville
Prestige Subaru

Business and Banking 

Anderson Automotive Group
Champion Credit Union
First Bank
First Citizens Bank
Hope Coalition
Hunter Automotive Group
Mountain Credit Union

Central Sterile Processing

Advent Health

Community Health Worker

Blue Ridge Community Health 


Benton Roofing
Buchanan Construction
Henderson County Habitat for Humanity
Henderson County
L&S Site Contractor
Living Stone Design and Build
Rice Custom Cabinetry
Saluda, North Carolina 

Early Childhood Education

WNC Source


Jackson Electrical Contractors

Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Appalachian Comfort Systems and Controls
Blue Ridge Heating and Air
Henderson County
Quality Air

Made in Henderson County (Manufacturing)

Linamar Light Metals


T.P. Howard’s Plumbing

Work Local Transylvania

Gaia Herbs
M-B Industries
New Excelsior
Survival Innovations

About Blue Ridge Community College:
Blue Ridge Community College is a two-year, post-secondary institution that elevates the educational experience to prepare students for 21st-century success in the workplace or at four-year colleges and universities. Providing real-life, affordable, and accessible education, the College offers more than 200 degrees, diplomas, and certificates; more than 200 online courses; and fast-tracked job training.
Source: Blue Ridge Community College