Massanutten Technical Center
Six Massanutten Technical Center students took part in a signing day April 17, 2019 to pledge their commitment to apprenticeships with local companies. Josh Good, Jed Taylor, Jesse Dove, Austin Barb, Adam Simmers, and Jacob Allen made apprenticeship agreements with three area companies, Simmons Electric, Riddleberger Brothers and Trumbo Electric, in the fields of electrical work and HVAC work. The students were chosen based on hard work and dedication, and have already begun work at the companies they signed with. The hours will count towards becoming journeymen.
Valley Career and Technical Center
The first Shenandoah Valley Youth Registered Apprenticeship signing took place February 27, 2019 at Valley Career and Technical Center (VCTC) in Fishersville, VA. Three high school seniors were selected for YRA programs with two local employers that will provide paid work experience and cover expenses for the students’ continued education. In addition to VCTC classroom work, Iliya Mezim will study HVAC at Vailes Brothers, Inc., a home improvement company in Fishersville, and Hunter Fitzgerald and Chase Reed will study precision machinery with Rexnord, a manufacturing company in Stuarts Draft.
Apprentices simultaneously work towards nationally-recognized credentials in their field.