LEAP@ForsythTech, the Learn and Earn Apprenticeship Program, is a two year adult apprenticeship program which gives you the opportunity to earn a degree at Forsyth Tech while working in the industry you are studying. This two year program includes:
- Hired by an approved LEAP@ForsythTech employer partner
- Assigned a mentor at the company
- Paid time away from work to attend classes
- Increased pay as skills are learned on the job
- Enroll in an approved Forsyth Tech program of study that corresponds with your apprentice job
- Earn an Associate in Applied Science degree from Forsyth Tech
- May qualify for tuition waivers, grants, or other funding to cover tuition, fees and books while in the program
- Earn a state and national Journeyworker credential when the program is completed
- 18 or older at time the apprenticeship begins
- Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent
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LEAP@ForsythTech will begin a new cohort each Fall (August) and Spring (January) semester. Over the summer, Forsyth Tech holds a pre-apprenticeship program which covers basic safety and other advanced manufacturing concepts, as well as presentations from our employer partners and interviews for potential apprentice positions.
If interested in an apprentice position, complete the form on this page. Someone from the apprenticeship office will contact you. To apply for an apprenticeship position, you must meet the minimum hiring requirements of the employer partner as well as the requirements for admission to Forsyth Tech.
- Business involvement. Employers are the foundation of every registered apprenticeship program.
- Structured on the-the-job training. Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor for typically not less than one year.
- Related instruction. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with technical education at community colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship training schools, provided on-line or at the job site.
- Rewards for skill gains. Apprentices receive increases in wages as they gain higher-level skills.
- National occupational credential. Registered Apprenticeship programs result in a nationally-recognized credential – a 100% guarantee to employers that apprentices are fully qualified for the job.
Apprentices are currently working at multiple local companies and attending classes at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing on Forsyth Tech’s Main Campus
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