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Apprenticeship Program

Facilities apprenticeships last three to four years, depending on the field. Hands-on rotations include carpentry, masonry, painting, glasswork, electrical systems, roofing, and more. Apprentices serve as full-time facilities employees, responding to jobs across campus and earning competitive wages from the start. They also participate in ongoing classroom learning and are required in some cases to test for and receive trades licensure through the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Upon completion of the program, apprentices not only gain full-time jobs within facilities, but highly valued industry skillsets and credentials that will serve them for life.


Current Facilities employees in pay bands 1 or 2 who meet the minimum requirements below can apply by contacting Anthony Watson (

  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Ability to take classes on-line and complete specified coursework independently and on schedule.
  • Letter of recommendation from current Director, Associate Director, or Manager.
  • No current active disciplinary actions on record.
  • "Bronze" score on ACT WorkKeys Assessment.