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Apprenticeship Related Instruction (ARI)

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is responsible for policy and administration of all apprenticeship related instruction. The VCCS coordinates a collaborative effort of employers, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, secondary education, technical centers and local colleges to provide related instruction in highly skilled trades and occupations.

Population Served

Any employed individual whose employer has agreed to register an individual in a registered apprenticeship program.

Program Features

The related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with the knowledge of theoretical and technical subjects related to their trade.

  • Depending on the occupation, the length of apprenticeship varies between one and six years, with four years of on-the- job training being the average.
  • Specialized curriculums are designed to meet specific needs within the trade as well as meet employer needs.
  • Apprenticeship related instruction is planned by working directly with sponsoring employers to develop the appropriate academic, technical and core course work for the apprentices.


ARI Coordinators

Elizabeth Moran
Apprenticeship Related Instruction and Workforce Credentials Coordinator
Virginia Community College Systems
Workforce Development Services
Work: (804) 819-1678

Thomas W. Cecere, Ph.D.
Apprenticeship Related Instruction Specialist
VCCS, Western Region
(540) 815-1374

Grants Related to Program

ARI Guidelines FY2012-2013 Revised April 11, 2013


USDOL Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services (ATELS)
USDOL Employment and Training Administration: Apprenticeship
Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training State Offices
National Apprenticeship Act
Registered Apprenticeship:  Industry Fact Sheets
Occupational Outlook Handbook

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