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What is a certificate of apprenticeship?

Asked by lbwhite89 (1208points) December 11th, 2010

A friend of mine is working on her Associate in Arts in both Business Management and Marketing and she told me that she’s also getting a “certificate of apprenticeship”.

I wasn’t quite sure what that meant, so I tried to look it up. I found that there are apprenticeship programs in trade fields like welding or electrical work. As a result, these workers become more skilled at their jobs and can demand higher pay.

I also read about a professional apprenticeship in engineering for people who graduated with their bachelors, worked in the field for about four years, and then go back for the certificate in order to make a higher salary and, again, become more skilled.

She doesn’t even have her associates yet, and she’s going for business/marketing. How would this even work? And if you are familiar with this, what kind of value is in it for her future job search?

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BarnacleBill's avatar

Where is she going to school? It sounds like the program has mandatory internships built into it.

lbwhite89's avatar

@BarnacleBill She’s at a technical college in South Carolina. Midlands Technical College to be exact. I’m currently there too (about to transfer to a four year university), but she’s planning on getting her two AA’s and that’s it. I’ve never heard of this certificate before…or internships through MTC. And I can’t find anything about it on the website.

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