EARLY YEARS: Student Registered Apprenticeships give students big boost to future careers

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Anthony Garcia likes to work with his hands. After two years of automotive class and an apprenticeship, he’s employed with Lawrence Companies.

“So, my position is called a field technician and we take off truck bodies and put flatbeds, service bodies and we work on any size truck,” says Garcia.

Garcia, and a growing number of students like him, is singing the praises of apprenticeships.

“It’s definitely a jump start in the workforce, because you get a lot of opportunities. Like for me, I actually got a free toolbox, so that saved me a lot of money,” says Garcia.

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