NNPS Apprenticeship Program

The Newport News Public Schools Apprenticeship Program is a structured training program designed to develop highly skilled employees. The program, a partnership among Newport News Public Schools, Thomas Nelson Community College and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, combines quality, hands-on career training with theoretical and practical classroom instruction.

View the Apprenticeship Program School Board Presentation.


Custodial Services Apprentices

Benefits to the Employee

  • Apprentices receive high quality mentoring and education at no cost

  • Participants are registered apprentices with the Department of Labor and Industry

  • Earn a nationally recognized certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Provides a career ladder and promotional opportunities

Child Nutrition Services Apprentices

Benefits to the School System

  • Provides a structured employee development program

  • Gives NNPS a competitive edge in recruitment and employee retention

  • Provides a pipeline of skilled workers