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An apprenticeship is not just "a job". Just as your college education is designed to help you acquire knowledge in your field of study, an apprenticeship enables you to hone your skills for your career field as you take classes. Your average Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) consists of both educational and work-based components - while you take classes in your field of study from a college or provider, a mentor will walk you through the tasks of the job you're pursuing. All the while, you are paid increasing wages for your time in training, proportional to the work you take on as you become more familiar with your field.
Courses taken in an apprenticeship can count as transferrable college credit - after you receive your industry-recognized certification. You can continue to pursue higher education, or continue with your mentorship or work for a company, giving you a range of options. In addition, the experience and wages pay off both immediately and long-term, with money in your pocket and higher paying positions in your future.
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Click the "BECOME AN APPRENTICE!" link below if you are interested in a career through an apprenticeship.Become an Apprentice!
- Earn while you learn with on-the-job training and classroom instruction while at work
- Attain industry-recognized credentials to jump start a career
- Earn college credit and/or receive a certificate of completion from HCC
- Learn and grow alongside industry mentors and experts
For general information on occupation opportunities provided through HCC, check out the HCC CareerHub for help with resume building, meetings with Career Services, and a Job Board to apply to internships, co-ops, and jobs with our partners in the Gulf Coast region.