Apprenticeship Week is November 13-19. Here’s what you need to know.

Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed November 13-19 as Apprenticeship Week in the State of North Carolina to recognize the many ways registered apprenticeships further North Carolina’s economic and workforce development.

As part of the Economic Development Division of the North Carolina Community College System, ApprenticeshipNC will celebrate the week with a series of events across the state. Industry associations, labor organizations, community-based organizations, workforce partners, education providers, and government leaders host events to showcase the success and value of Registered Apprenticeship. All events are open to the public.

Monday, November 13

  • Apprenticeship Information Forum for Businesses at Nash Community College: Continuing Education and Public Safety Building, 184 N Old Carriage Road in Rocky Mount, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, November 14

  • Apprenticeship Summit South Piedmont Community College at Monroe Country Club: 1680 Pageland Highway in Monroe, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Pathways to Success at Wayne Community College: 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center Lunch and Learn, 12:30 p.m. on Zoom, registration link
  • Apprenticeship Randolph Community Night: 413 Industrial Park Avenue in Asheboro, 5-7 p.m.
  • American Association of University Women-Greensboro Branch Meeting at Congregational Church: 400 W Radiance Drive in Greensboro, meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., panel begins at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15

  • GSK Webinar for Apprentice Program: Virtual at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Catawba Apprenticeship Network (Catawba Valley Community College) ABE Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Ceremony at 4 p.m., for more information, contact ApprenticeshipNC Communications Director Amy Davis-Moore

Thursday, November 16

  • Cleveland Community College Signing and Graduation Ceremony. If you are interested in learning more, please contact ApprenticeshipNC Communications Director Amy Davis-Moore at
  • Building Your Workforce Using Youth Apprenticeship: 334 S Main Street in Marion, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • WakeWorks Tour: 3200 Bush Street in Raleigh, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Durham Technical Community College Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship Signing Day: Phail Wynn, Jr. Multi-Purpose Room at 1625 Cooper Street in Durham, 6-7 p.m.

The mission of ApprenticeshipNC is to build an adaptable, skilled, and efficient workforce through the registration of apprenticeship programs across North Carolina. ANC connects employers and apprentices to U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship occupations as well as to federal and state funding.

“ApprenticeshipNC works with employers across the state, in all 100 counties, to develop registered apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeships are employer led and solidify the importance of developing a strong, skilled, prepared workforce, allowing North Carolina to attract business and industry as well as people to our state,” said John Loyack, Vice President of Economic Development at the North Carolina Community College System.

Apprentices, who are paid during their apprenticeship, receive on-the-job training and formalized classroom instruction. They also earn certifications, industry specific credentials, and, depending on their program, college degrees. 

To learn more about ApprenticeshipNC, visit                  

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