Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council

What are the benefits for Apprentices?

Apprentices:

  • Receive the support of their employer to participate in Registered Apprenticeship.
  • Receive support and guidance from a qualified mentor at their worksite.
  • Gain additional skills and knowledge from required community based training.
  • Earn 18-21 credits through successful completion of the six or seven college courses.
  • Have the option to complete their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, during their time in
    apprenticeship.
  • Are allocated 3 hours of paid release time through their employers for each week they are in class.
  • Receive access stipends, reimbursement towards textbooks and tuition support.
  • Receive a bonus for each successfully completed T.E.A.C.H. scholarship contract.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion as a Child Development Specialist from the Department of Labor.
  • Upon completion, are eligible to earn a Level IIIA Certificate on the Northern Lights Early Childhood Career
    adder.
  • Have the opportunity to transition to a T.E.A.C.H. Associate Degree Scholarship after apprenticeship.