59 students join apprenticeships on signing day

Charleston Regional Business Journal
August 8, 2017

Students and their families gathered at Trident Technical College this morning to sign letters that will guide their future.

None of the students was joining a college sports team – all 59 students were signing employment letters to become apprentices with Charleston-area employers.

In her opening remarks at Youth Apprentice Signing Day, Mary Thornley, president of Trident Technical College, said of the employers,”They’re willing to hire 16-, 17-, 18-year-olds, and without them, this would be just another classroom program. That’s the difference – this is not just another classroom program. This is a true apprenticeship.”

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