Frequently Asked Questions

Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why should I become an apprentice?

An apprenticeship helps you get a head start into the job field of your choice. Rather than waiting until you’ve finished your classroom instruction, you can ease the transition from school to career by working and learning at the same time. That means you’ll only be taking classes that apply to your career field, and you can apply what you’re learning in class at your job every day. Also, as you develop new skills, you’re rewarded with wage increases.

2. How do I apply to become an apprentice?

If you’re interested in becoming an apprentice, the first step is to let us know. You can reach us by filling out this form.

3. Does it cost money to take classes as an apprentice?

There are many funding opportunities specifically for apprentices to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.

4.Is there an apprenticeship offered in my field of choice?

There are thousands of active apprenticeships serving many industries, occupations, and locations, and we’re continually adding more. If we don’t currently have an apprenticeship in your desired field, you could become the first!

5. What are the requirements of an apprenticeship?

Be teachable, be attentive, be adaptive, be humble, and be engaged! A successful apprenticeship really only requires a good work ethic, good communication, and a desire to learn.

Below are local employers who have participated in the Wiregrass Apprenticeship Program.