Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program

Midlands Youth Apprenticeship by Columbia Chamber and MTC

Earn real experience and a paycheck before graduating from high school.

The Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program, a partnership with the Columbia Chamber, MTC, Apprenticeship Carolina, and participating Midlands school districts and employers, is a career-education pathway that helps build a viable, local workforce for high-demand, hard-to-fill positions.

It provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get paid to learn as youth apprentices. Youth apprentices receive paid on-the-job training along with job-related education at MTC. The MYA Program also provides businesses and organizations the unique chance to meet qualified high-school students from a variety of fields and backgrounds who are already achieving at a high-level.

View Program Descriptions and Requirements 

Contact Us.

For information on applying for MYA, please contact Spencer Griffin at griffins@midlandstech.edu or 803.732.5337.

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Prospective Businesses and Partners (MYA Program)

With the Baby Boomer population on the verge of retiring, apprenticeships offer companies the opportunity to provide a roadmap to individuals seeking direction, mentoring, and the opportunity to be paid to learn a skill that allows them to assist companies in filling critically needed occupations. The internships and other opportunities offered to students through the Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program can lead to early access and training for future employment.

Frequently Asked Questions By Employers

As the employing organization, there are substantial benefits, opportunities, and responsibilities attached to partnering with the MYA Program.

View The Employer FAQ 

Inaugural class of MYA students on signing day.

Talk to us about your employment needs!

MTC Business Solutions Office

Email: corporatetraining@midlandstech.edu
Phone: 803.691.3907

Success Story

Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Lou Kennedy CEO and Co-Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Group Nephron Pharmaceuticals partners with MTC to fill the jobs gap. "We recently opened a new greenfield facility just outside of Columbia, SC. Midlands Technical College was a major factor in determining our location choice."

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