Apprenticeships

For Students

Apprenticeship is a method of training individuals in a trade using a combination of on-the-job skills development and classroom/lab related instruction.

If you enjoy exploring the latest technology used in the field, working with your hands, and earning while you learn, an apprenticeship may be a great opportunity for you!

In an apprenticeship, you earn a salary from day one with guaranteed raises over time as you learn new skills.

Marc Hughes
Marc Hughes
, a Computer Information Science program student from the Valdosta Campus, is now getting work experience at Ace Technologies.

There are nine programs at Wiregrass that are approved for the apprenticeship program:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Technology
  • CNC Specialist
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Diesel Truck Maintenance
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Welding and Joining Technology

And more programs are being approved all the time!

For Employers

Apprenticeship is a proven solution for businesses to recruit, train, and retain highly skilled workers.

  • Highly-skilled employees
  • Reduced turnover costs
  • Higher productivity
  • More diverse workforce

Bill Tillman
Director of Economic Development and Cook Campus
Cook Campus
Administrative Office
O: (229) 549-7830
bill.tillman@wiregrass.edu

American Truck Parts, Inc. logo

“We are pleased with our apprentice. There is a serious lack of talent out there. These guys who are willing to come out of high school and enter a high demand program like this can eventually make more money than those in a management position!”

-- Jimmy Kitchens,
American Truck Parts, Inc.

Midway Truck, Inc. logo“We have seen great results from the apprenticeship program with Wiregrass and look forward to participating in the future!”

-- Kurt Deen, General Manager,
Midway Truck, Inc.

Transpower logo

“We are proud to be a part of the apprenticeship program with Wiregrass!”

-- Rickey Hicks, Service Manager
Transpower