TCC Apprenticeship Institute

Building a skilled workforce to help Hampton Roads thrive in the 21st century

What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are a proven training model for growing and retaining a skilled workforce in today’s competitive business environment. This “earn while you learn” approach combines on the job training and related academic instruction to benefit both the company and the employee.
 

Sterling Mobley is part of STIHL, Inc.'s apprentice program in partnership with TCC, to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering technology. STIHL pays for his tuition and he gets to advance into a high-paying, in-demand career.

How TCC helps

Tidewater Community College’s Apprenticeship Institute partners with Hampton Roads employers to develop tailored apprenticeship programs that result in your desired workforce outcome.

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At no cost to the employer, apprenticeship consultants are available to guide companies through the registered apprenticeship development process from initial concept to full recognition by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry and/or the U.S. Department of Labor.

Apprenticeship Facts

Apprenticeships provide an efficient pathway to well-trained employees with in demand skills

448,000

Number of apprentices nationwide

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$50,000

Average starting salary for apprentices in Virginia

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550,000

New jobs in Virginia by 2022 that will require advanced training and post-secondary education

Ready to get started?

Businesses

Interested in starting a Registered Apprenticeship program? Learn how TCC's Apprenticeship Institute consultants can help. Read more

Students

Visit our Apprenticeship Information for Students page to learn about apprenticeship programs and how to get started. Read more

News & resources

AJ Scherman accepting the German American Chamber of Commerce Award for Trainee of the Year

Mechatronics student A.J. Scherman, a STIHL Inc. apprentice, was awarded the German American Chamber of Commerce award for Trainee of the Year.

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TCC to offer first cybersecurity apprentice education in Virginia

Ian Lenda at the Chesapeake Campus Student Center reading a book

A bachelor's in chemistry didn't take him where he wanted to go, so Ian Lenda came to TCC. He's been accepted into the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School's Professional Development Program