Preparing high school grads for success through apprenticeship programs

“In honor of National Manufacturing Month this month and National Apprenticeship Week next month, I would like to discuss one of our area’s leading industries, advanced manufacturing, and spotlight an apprenticeship program that is preparing local high school graduates for real-world success and meeting workforce needs. Did you know that there are 140 manufacturers in Henderson County? These manufacturers employ 11 percent of our workforce – more than 5,700 people – and offer one of the highest average annual salaries at nearly $54,000 as compared to other industry sectors according to the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED).”

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