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Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships

Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships at TTC prepare rising high school juniors, seniors and graduating seniors for rewarding careers in a variety of fields.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS LISTED BELOW. YOU MUST BE HIRED BY ONE OF THE PARTICIPATING COMPANIES TO BECOME A YOUTH APPRENTICE.

Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program

Regional employers are offering rising high school juniors, seniors and graduating seniors the opportunity to "learn and earn." Youth apprentices receive paid on-the-job training along with related classroom instruction at Trident Technical College. The costs associated with the youth apprenticeship college courses are covered by the program for students who are hired by participating companies.

THIS IS A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM AND APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO THE FULL TWO YEARS IF THEY ARE HIRED. THE YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP IS NOT AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM.

DEADLINE: CNA/PRE-NURSING APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 1, 2021!

Youth Apprenticeships

Two-year apprenticeship opportunities are available in the following areas for 2021:

  • Automotive Technician (Graduating seniors and rising seniors only)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hotel Operations
  • Industrial Mechanic (must be 2021 HS grad living near Summerville or Daniel Island)

*Note: Applications are closed for Baker, Machinist, Welding, Pre-Nursing, HVAC Technician, PLTW Engineering Technician and Computer Networking for 2021.

 Students who participate in and complete the two-year program will receive:

  • Two years of paid employment and mentoring from an industry professional
  • A high school diploma (if not already granted)
  • One year of college credit from TTC free of charge
  • National credentials from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Two years of work experience
  • Marketable skills for life

Requirements

To be eligible for a two-year youth apprenticeship, a student must:

To start the process, students must complete and submit all sections of the Youth Apprenticeship Application Packet, including proof of qualifying scores on the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. 

*Mechanical Aptitude Test may be required for manufacturing, HVAC and automotive apprenticeships.

*Graduating seniors must file FAFSA

  • Be a rising junior, senior or graduating senior
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Achieve qualifying ACCUPLACER Placement Test scores*
  • Be willing and able to commit to the full two years of the program
  • Demonstrate academic readiness and responsibility
  • Be legally able to work in the U.S.

For more information, email Ellen.Kaufman@tridenttech.edu or Alexis.Parrill@tridenttech.edu

Click here to watch the Youth Apprenticeship Information Session.

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Youth Apprenticeship Success Stories

 

Important Links

ACCUPLACER Test Score Requirements

Financial Information Flyer

Information for Parents

Youth Apprenticeship Application - New Fillable PDFs

PLTW Youth Apprenticeship Application - New Fillable PDFs

Youth Apprenticeship Descriptions

For a detailed description of youth apprenticeship pathways, click here.

FAQs

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about youth apprenticeships.