Earn While You Learn
Becoming an apprentice will give you the opportunity to get real-world, on-the-job training in a high-demand field—all while being paid competitive wages. Gain a competitive advantage in the workforce, opening the door to higher wages and career advancement.
What Do Apprenticeships Include?
Different than internships and other training programs, apprenticeships are specially designed programs that include:
- Paid Employment. You are paid to learn with guaranteed wage increases as you hone your skills.
- On-the-Job Learning. Gain real-world experience with customized, structured work-based learning.
- Classroom Instruction. Enhance your skills with classroom instruction—all while getting college credit.
- Mentorship. Work under the supervision of a mentor, who can offer one-on-one support during your apprenticeship.
- Credentials. When the program is completed, you can earn a portable, nationally-recognized credential, as well as college credit.
How to Become An Apprentice
FRCC offers a variety of apprenticeship opportunities, with new ones coming available soon. Click below to get more details on apprenticeships in the following areas:
Why should I apply for an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships let you earn while you learn, combining real-world experience with classroom instruction. You'll be under the guidance of an experienced mentor who can guild your path. Once completed, you can gain the competitive advantage by training in high-demand areas.
Who are apprentices?
Apprentices can be anyone looking to jumpstart a new career or begin their career in a high-demand field. They include:
- Recent high school graduates
- Experienced workers looking to shift their career focus to a different field.
- Military veterans transitioning to civilian life
- Minimum age of 17
What is the length of training?
Class hours vary from 144 to 600 hours, depending on the occupation you choose. On-the-job learning requires 2,000 hours as an apprentice.
How much does it cost to become an apprentice?
There is no cost to register to become an apprentice. Employers may pay a portion of the overall program cost for you. Additionally, FRCC staff can talk with you more about any specific costs for your program along with funding support opportunities.