As you approach your junior and senior year of high school, friends, family, and teachers are frequently asking you about your plans after graduation.
Whatever path you pick, it needs to be a good fit for your interests, goals, and individual style. More and more students are discovering apprenticeships. In fact, thousands of high school students across the country are enrolling in apprenticeship programs to create a bright future, and you can too. More than 30 companies right here in Guilford County are offering apprenticeships to high school juniors and seniors through Guilford Apprenticeship Partners.
Successful local companies are training motivated students like you to take on key roles. As an apprentice, you will:
Pursue a field that aligns with individual interests — from aviation, automotive, and advanced manufacturing to logistics, information technology, and more. Learn about apprenticeship career pathways.
You don’t have to wait until graduation to start or apply for an apprenticeship.
All of your classes, books, and fees are paid for as an apprentice. You’ll actually get paid for the time you are in college class in addition to your time on the job. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Guilford Technical Community College and have the option to transfer those credits to most state four-year universities in order to earn a bachelor’s degree once they have completed the apprenticeship program.
Adulting requires more than just classroom knowledge. Apprentices also learn the skills you need for life. You will: