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Dow Chemical – West Virginia operations rolls out apprenticeship program


In 2018, Dow Chemical debuted its West Virginia Operations apprenticeship program. The program, registered by the United States Department of Labor, offers a hands-on, paid opportunity for young West Virginians interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing. Apprentices enroll in the Process Technology degree program through BridgeValley Community and Technical College, a partner with Dow West Virginia Operations.

Dow covers tuition and books and guarantees apprentices 40 hours each week and a starting salary of $15 per hour. Apprentices participating in the program receive a specific benefits package, including medical insurance, company holidays, sick leave, personal time off, honor of military requirements and 401k after the first year.

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