The process for apprentice, mentor and program candidates starts with attending an informational meeting to learn about the Apprenticeship Program, T.E.A.C.H. scholarships and the application process (programs should contact VCCICC at (802) 985-2700 to schedule). A mandatory Orientation Period begins with two meetings, phone calls and emails, as necessary to navigate the introduction to the Registered Apprenticeship Program and T.E.A.C.H. scholarship paperwork requirements/processes.
Once a completed T.E.A.C.H. Apprenticeship Scholarship application is received, the Orientation Period begins with Apprentices tracking their hours worked on-the-job, working with their mentor and completing other training requirements. Apprenticeship candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the program before VCCICC will approve the financial cost of their enrollment in the college courses.
While in the orientation period, apprentices will continue the process of becoming a CCV student. For students new to higher education or those who have not successfully completed 5 courses in the last 5 years, the first class to access will be Dimensions of Self and Society. This is a first semester college course and would be included in your initial T.E.A.C.H. scholarship contract.
Apprentices sign their official Apprenticeship Agreements with the Department of Labor after completing the Orientation Period and beginning the first college course.