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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.

An Information Session is planned for Feb. 5, 2022. Please check back for details as the date approaches.

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.

Youth Apprenticeships

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

  • Culinary Arts

*Note: All other pathways are now closed. The next hiring cycle will begin in February 2022.

 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