In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week we wanted to share information about these life changing programs and opportunities.

Apprenticeships are time intensive, intentional programs that partner with employers to combine paid on-the-job training and classroom instruction to prepare individuals for industry-driven, in-demand jobs. 

  • Carpentry
  • CNC Milling Operator
  • Electrical
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician
  • Open Pit Miner
  • Plumbing

Programs pending approval:
  • Asphalt Technician

Interested in learning more? Please complete the  student questionnaire   to help us understand your interests. We will schedule an appointment with you to provide information about available apprenticeship programs and explore possible career pathways.

FastForward Tuition Assistance is available for eligible students in approved programs. For more information please call (540) 937-2915 today!

Local Business - Apprenticeship success story

"At Sumpter Electric , apprenticeship training is an important part of growing the knowledge of our electrical apprentices while enhancing superior service to our clients. Germanna makes it easy for our apprentices to learn and grown in their careers. We are thankful for their commitment to upskilling our workforce so that we can continue to grow successfully as a local business!" - Kim Sumpter, Sumpter Electric, LLC

Are you a local business interested in the benefits of apprenticeship? Email us today at gccworkforce@germanna.edu .
Employment Outlook - Current Programs
Carpenter
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $22.40 hr, $46,590 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +6%
Projected Job Openings: +2,480
CNC Milling Operator
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $23.71 hr, $49,320 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +3%
Project VA Job Openings: +670
Electrician
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $26.531 hr, $55,190 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +6%
Project VA Job Openings: +2,150
HVAC
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $24.02 hr, $49,970 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +12%
Project VA Job Openings: +1,330
Heavy Equipment Operator
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $22.98 hr, $47,810 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +8%
Project VA Job Openings: +12,110
Industrial Maintenance
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $18.79 hr, $39,080 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +10%
Project VA Job Openings: +35,990
Industrial Manufacturing
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $30.38, $63.200 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +9%
Project VA Job Openings: +3,760
Open Pit Miner
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $24.76 hr, $51,490 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +4%
Project VA Job Openings: +400
Plumber
Employment Outlook:

Median Wage: $25.92 hr, $53,910 yr.
Projected VA Growth: +10%
Project VA Job Openings: +1,700
Apprenticeships by the Numbers

The average salary after Apprenticeship completion is $70,000.

Workers who complete Apprenticeship programs earn an average of $300,000 more over their career.

After Apprenticeship completion 94% of Apprentices retain employment.

Since January 1, 2017 there have been 583,000 new Apprentices.


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