8. How much does it cost to participate in the Vermont Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program?

As part of the T.E.A.C.H. Apprenticeship scholarship, apprentices will contribute 10% of the cost of tuition, fees, and books. Employers will contribute 10% of the cost of tuition and fees, provide 3 hours/week release time for each apprentice, and give a 1.5% salary increase upon each successfully completed T.E.A.C.H. contract.

These costs are offset by:

1) a bonus paid to apprentices at the end of each successfully completed contract

2) partial reimbursement for release time for up to 3 hours a week for each apprentice, as per the contract agreement

Tuition, book, access, release time, and bonus supports are included in the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship.  Please refer to the Financial Example: Typical Annual T.E.A.C.H. Apprenticeship Contract. This document is intended to be used for informational purposes only.