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Apprenticeship

Employers interested in establishing for-credit or non-credit programs of study for the development of their employees are invited to contact the Apprentice and Employee Development Center.

We Provide:

  • Design of customized certificate programs for employees based on the College’s for-credit classes or will assist you in developing non-credit programs to augment existing college programs.
  • In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Labor and industry, technical assistance with start-up of apprentice programs, including registration.
  • Coordination of apprentice related instruction (ARI) for sponsoring employers.
  • Incorporation of apprenticeship, company- and industry-specific training into custom Associate in Applied Science degrees.

CCWA will lead the effort to create/expand apprenticeship opportunities. Read more in the release from Governor Terry McAuliffe.


We assist employers, industry groups and unions with registered and non-registered apprentice and employee development programs, including classes in the following areas:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction
  • CADD/CAM
  • Computer Numerical
  • Control
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Glazier Technology
  • Machining
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technology
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Surveying
  • Welding

For more information, please contact:

Wes Smith
Manufacturing, Trades & Technical Studies Coordinator
Phone: (804) 523-2296
Email: wsmith@ccwa.vccs.edu