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National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week

November 12th – 16th is “National Apprenticeship Week”

Question: Have you ever driven by our High Schools in the evening and noticed that the parking lots are full? Have you ever wondered what is going on?

Answer: The Adult Education Apprenticeship and Technical Training Division (AED) is hard at work on those nights providing training for approximately 1300 adult learners. The AED provides the 159-hours of related training for the State Registered Apprentices and Technical Training students in New Castle County. This year there are approximately 750 State Registered Apprentices sponsored by their employers and attending classes in our programs. The classes are held in classrooms throughout the school with hands-on instruction and practice in the career areas. Many of our daytime instructors also teach in the various programs offered in the evenings. It is a very strong and viable partnership that provides a lucrative bond between the high schools and AED.

Advanced Placement: If you were ever in the buildings at this time you would probably recognize many of the staff and students who have seamlessly continued their trade by earning Advanced Placement (AP) into Year 2 of their trade. This AP award is a culmination of their three years in their high school career area. It truly makes NCCVT unique and a leader in vocational education in the Tri-State area.

Craftsmen: Chances are the next time you have a Journeyman Plumber, Electrician, HVAC or other service person at your house, they will be a product of our NCCVT AED programs. Thank them all for what they do, they keep America running!

Happy Apprenticeship Week to All!