TNCC partners with area businesses to provide a variety of apprenticeship programs for many different occupations including:

  • Welder and Pipefitter
  • Electrician
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician
  • Millwright
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Tech.

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The best decision I ever made was to seek employment at Liebherr Mining Equipment as a welder/fitter apprentice. In two years, I went from starting my first welding job to having my journeyman’s card. The level of commitment from the men and women involved with the program is unparalleled. Help was always just a question away and the vast knowledge of the trainers, instructors, and mentors was invaluable. I know that I would not be half as successful as I am today without going through this apprenticeship.  I would encourage anyone thinking about an apprenticeship to just do it. You will not be disappointed.- Kyle Kenreigh

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Getting Started – Whether you are an individual looking for an apprenticeship or an employer looking to collaborate with a college to begin an apprenticeship program, TNCC can help. Contact Michelle Manfred, Director of Corporate Training, at 757.345.2855 or .

What is a Registered Apprenticeship?

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy, through a combination of on-the-job training and theoretical classroom instruction. It is a “win-win” approach to workforce development for more than 13,000 apprentices (employees) throughout the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship currently meets the needs of approximately 2,000 Virginia sponsors (employers) who use custom-designed programs to train their workforce. Employers provide on-the-job training for their employees in a variety of occupations, ranging from high tech to highly skilled trades.

The process of apprenticeship program registration with Federal and State government agencies is designed to ensure that working apprentices, program sponsors, and the general public can gain a clear understanding of the training content and the measures that are in place to ensure ongoing quality.

What are the benefits for apprentices?

  • Jobs that usually pay higher wages
  • Higher quality of life and skills versatility
  • Portable credentials recognized nationally and, often, globally
  • Opportunity for college credit and future degrees
  • On-the-job training with a competitive wage

How long is an apprenticeship?

Registered apprenticeship training programs last between one to six years, during which time the apprentice is employed full-time with the sponsor company, earning a competitive wage with incremental increases.

How does a Registered Apprenticeship benefit employers?

Registered Apprenticeships benefit employers by providing them with a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience. The programs are customized to match employers’ needs, and highly flexible to meet the employers changing requirements.

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