Apprenticeship

Learn the Skill, Earn the Trade

Start or Enhance Your Career in the Skilled Trades through Apprenticeship Courses

Apprenticeship courses at LFCC Workforce Solutions provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to apply for entry-level positions or apprenticeship positions with a variety of companies. Whether you are new to the trade or an experienced professional currently employed, take apprentices courses to build your skills and start your journey to a successful career in the trades.

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Apprenticeship programs are designed as hybrid training models to suit the busy lifestyles of our students. Hybrid training is a combination of online training and live classroom/lab training. This program satisfies the classroom hour requirements (144 hours/year with the National Office of Apprenticeship). It uses the NCCER (National Center for Construction and Education Research) curriculum which provides valuable standardized and portable national credentials that are helpful for students when seeking employment and/or building their careers with an employer.

Student Success

All apprenticeship programs require new students entering Level 1 Trades classes to attend the Career Assessment Session.  During this four-hour session, students will get an overview of their trades program and learn about the traditional yearlong and accelerated class delivery formats.  Students will then undergo an assessment to determine the best program to suit their individual paths toward success.  This will ensure that all students are best prepared to be successful in all 4 levels of their respective apprenticeship/trades classes, and successfully complete the entire program.  During the assessment, students will have the opportunity to earn a WorkKeys credential.  The WorkKeys credential is a job skill assessment system that helps employers develop a high -performance workforce and assists students to achieve career success. This is a separate 4-hour class registration at zero cost for students.

In-Demand Skilled Trade Apprenticeship Courses Available at LFCC Workforce Solutions:

Electrical Apprenticeship

OJT: 8,000 hrs (4yrs) and Classroom: 576 hrs (Electrical Levels 1-4)
Recommendation: Take our electrical apprenticeship classes to satisfy your training.
Employment Outlook: View local salary and job market information here >>>
Learn more/register with currently enrolling Electrical classes.

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) Apprenticeship

OJT: 8,000 hrs (4yrs) and Classroom: 576 hrs (HVAC Levels 1-4)
Recommendation: Take our HVAC apprenticeship classes in conjunction with the Core Craft Skills class to satisfy your training.
Employment Outlook: View local salary and job market information here >>>
Learn more/register with currently enrolling HVAC classes.

Plumbing Apprenticeship

OJT: 8,000 hrs (4yrs) and Classroom: 576 hrs (Plumbing Levels 1-4)
Recommendation: Take our Plumbing Apprenticeship Program along with the Core Craft Skills class to satisfy your training.
Employment Outlook: View local salary and job market information here >>>
Learn more/register with currently enrolling Plumbing classes.

Manufacturing Technician (MT1) Apprenticeship

OJT: 3,000 hrs (18 months) and Classroom: 216 hrs
Recommendation: Start with our Manufacturing Technician Fast Track Program or start a registered apprenticeship with the American Apprenticeship Grant.
Employment Outlook: View local salary and job market information here >>>
Learn more/register – Manufacturing Technician Fast-Track Program Page

“Multi-Craft” Technician – Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship

OJT: 8,000 hrs (4yrs) and Classroom: 576 hrs – See Our Classes at a Glance –
Recommendation: Take our Multi-Craft Classes to customize your own theory needs for your specific apprenticeship.
Employment Outlook: View local salary and job market information here >>>
Learn more/register – see our Multi-Craft Classes Training Guide.

Combination Welding Apprenticeship

OJT: 4,000 hrs and Classroom: 288
Recommendation: Take our Certified Welder Program
Employment Outlook: View local salary and job market information here >>>
Learn more/register with currently enrolling classes.

Apprenticeship Program Questions?

Sherry Pinto, FastForward Career Coach
Contact her at spinto@lfcc.edu or 540-869-0754

Local Registered Apprenticeship Representatives

Scott Carlson, Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator
scarlson@valleyworkforce.com or 540-869-0793

Todd Cook, Apprenticeship Consultant
Contact him at Todd.Cook@doli.virginia.gov  or  (540) 248-9280 Ext. 25
Counties served with Apprenticeship include:
Albemarle, Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Culpeper, Fluvanna,  Greene, Highland, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, City of Charlottesville.

Miguel Granillo-Cordova, Apprenticeship Consultant
Contact her at Miguel.Granillo@doli.virginia.gov or  (703) 392-0900 Ext. 108
Counties served with Apprenticeship include:
Fauquier, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford. Cities of Alexandria, Fredericksburg

Marco Pineda, Apprenticeship Consultant
Contact him at Marco.Pineda@doli.virginia.gov or (540) 784-4438
Counties served include:
Clark, Culpeper, Frederick, Loudon, Madison, Page, Rappahannock, Warren, City of Winchester

Benefits of Apprenticeship Courses for the Student:

  • Receive high quality mentoring and education
  • Earn while you learn
  • Seek new employment or enhance a current position
  • Earn a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion
  • Immediate qualification to sit for Journeyman License
  • On average enjoy higher lifetime earnings

Benefits of Apprenticeship for the Employer:

    • Free to the employer
    • Training standards can be tailored to the employers’ individual needs
    • Training Increases productivity by cultivating a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce
    • Allows companies to promote from within and increase retention
    • Strengthens the bond between management, supervisors, and employees and promotes teamwork

Check out the Apprenticeship Videos below for more information on student and employer benefits:

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Employer Benefits Video