Appomattox County High School has been busy exploring different ways to offer work based learning and career exploration opportunities for youth interested in putting their learned skills to use on a job site.  Appomattox County High School has partnered with the VA Department of Labor to offer students youth registered apprenticeships.  An apprenticeship "combines on-the-job training, provided by the employer that hires the apprentice, with job-related instruction in curricula tied to the attainment of national skills standards," according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  Apprentices are paid from the beginning of the apprenticeship while working to earn nationally recognized credentials in their respective fields when the apprenticeship is completed. 

ACHS Senior Terrence Bush selected to enroll with an apprenticeship program with Appomattox Auto works in the field of auto tech.  He will attend school and complete his course work in the automotive technician program at Appomattox County High School with Mr. Jonathan Garrett.  Then Terrence will  attend work hours with Appomattox Auto Works to apply his classroom knowledge on the jobsite. 

Appomattox County High School looks forward to offering more opportunities like youth registered apprenticeships to better prepare students to transition into post graduate life and community partnerships play a major role in that.  If you are interested in learning more about how your business or program can support opportunities like this, please contact Megan Graves at