Earn while you Learn through an Apprenticeship

When you are accepted into a registered apprenticeship program, you will combine your education with a full-time job and specialized hands-on training.

Benefits of Apprenticeship


You get relevant work experience while you are in school.


Many sponsoring companies cover the cost of tuition and fees for apprenticeship-related instruction.


After completing an apprenticeship program, you’ll earn a nationally-recognized credential that is portable if you change jobs.


As employees of the companies that sponsor their apprenticeships, apprentices receive incremental raises and, in many cases, company benefits.


An apprenticeship is an investment in you by an employer. Your future success then becomes their return on investment!

You will receive your degree or certificate (depending on your course of study) while earning valuable skills. You may leave school with little to no student debt and a lot of career opportunities because you have received on-the-job training.

Apprenticeships are a smart way to enter well-paying jobs in growing fields, such as advanced manufacturing and trades, aerospace and aviation, finance, healthcare, supply chain management, and more!

Apprenticeship programs for students are sponsored by employers, employer groups, and trade associations. Employers provide on-the-job training while you complete classroom instruction at the same time. This allows you to immediately apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-world setting.


of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship program retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000 (apprenticeship.gov)

Learn More

To learn more, contact Laurie Bargebuhr, Apprenticeship Coordinator, lfbargebuhr@gtcc.edu or 336-334-4822, ext. 57006.