- Why Apprenticeship?
- How Apprenticeship Works
- Participating Apprenticeship Employers
- Apply to Apprenticeship
- Career Paths
- RockATOP Teach
- Contact Us
- Industry Open Houses – 2023
- RockATOP Application Deadlines
As you approach your junior and senior year of high school, friends, family, and teachers are frequently asking you about your plans after graduation.
Whatever path you pick, it needs to be a good fit for your interests, goals, and individual style. More and more students are discovering apprenticeships. In fact, thousands of high school students across the country are enrolling in apprenticeship programs to create a bright future, and you can too. Nearly a dozen companies right here in the Rockingham County area are offering apprenticeships to high school juniors and seniors through the Rockingham Apprenticeship and Technical Opportunities Program (RockATOP).
Successful local companies are training motivated students like you to take on key roles. As an apprentice, you will:
You don’t have to wait until graduation to start or apply for an apprenticeship.
*length of program is dependent on track
All of your classes, books, and fees are paid for as an apprentice. You’ll actually get paid for the time you are in college class in addition to your time on the job. Graduates earn an Associate Degree from Rockingham Community College and may* have the option to transfer those credits to most state four-year universities in order to earn a bachelor’s degree once they have completed the apprenticeship program.
*dependent on program of study/transfer program
Adulting requires more than just classroom knowledge. Apprentices also learn the skills you need for life. You will: