Businesses, employees win with apprenticeships

Businesses, employees win with apprenticeships

Apprenticeship helps workers learn specialized skills needed in today's economy. And it allows businesses to create flexible and effective training and hiring solutions that work for their industry.

The NC Community College System’s ApprenticeshipNC program works to ensure that North Carolina has adaptable, work-ready, skilled talent to meet the current and future needs of businesses. It is a unique, flexible training system that combines job-related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. In addition, workers earn incremental wage increases as they progress on the job. Upon completion of training, this “Earn and Learn” model also provides both state and national credentials.

There are many types of apprenticeship programs, and they vary in duration, level of required technical education and level of employer investment. Depending on their design, these programs may be more attractive to specific demographics, including an employer’s existing workforce, veterans, high school or college students.

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