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Southern Air Apprenticeship Program

At Southern Air, we are making the investment in the next generation of craft professionals by training our own workforce. Our four year in-house apprenticeship program provides opportunities for our employees, clients and those interested in learning a trade the path to enhance their skills.

Graduates of Southern Air’s apprenticeship program are eligible for the State of Virginia journeyman card and exempt from the state Journeyman’s Exam. We not only pay for your school, books and testing but we also pay YOU as you go through the class.

Completing your apprenticeship is just the first rung of your career ladder, and it’s up to you how high you want to climb!

Take control of your future, learn a high-in-demand skill and become a certified Southern Air tradesman!

Online course option is available for those who can’t attend classes in the Lynchburg area.  These courses require computer and internet access.

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All buildings and homes have electrical systems that must be installed and maintained, making electricians one of the most sought after trades in the nation. It takes certified electricians skilled in reading blueprints, understanding technical designs and knowledgeable with the tools of the trade to satisfy the needs of their clients.

Southern Air’s four year apprenticeship training program teaches electrical apprentices fundamental theory and instruction to earn the status of Electrical Journeyman. This apprenticeship is accredited by both the State of Virginia and U.S. Department of Labor. We utilize the “Wheels of Learning” curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER).


Certified plumbers install and service effective piping systems to transport anything from water and waste to gasses and acids. No comfort system may be more important than efficient plumbing for homes and businesses, making plumbers highly sought after tradespeople. At Southern Air, we can train you to become an invaluable commodity for yourself and your company.

Southern Air’s plumbing apprenticeship program hosts students twice a week for classroom lessons and on-the-job training to meet the hourly requirements set by the NCCER curriculum. Our instructors have extensive field experience and are dedicated to training the next generation of plumbers.


HVAC system

HVAC technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems in homes, buildings and facilities of all sizes. By providing a climate controlled environment, these heating and cooling systems make it possible to control indoor temperatures, humidity levels and air quality. Knowing how to operate HVAC systems is a valuable skill, one many companies struggle to fill with experienced technicians.

Southern Air’s HVAC apprenticeship program teaches students installation techniques, troubleshooting and repair methods. We will teach you everything from operating hand tools to more sophisticated tools such as carbon monoxide testers. Furthermore, our program teaches students the importance of conservation, recovery and recycling of refrigerants.

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