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Workforce Development, Department of Commerce

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NCWorks Apprenticeship

Employers who want to gain highly skilled workers should consider working with NCWorks Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships offer several advantages to businesses. By training an apprentice in a way that most effectively meets your needs, employers can strengthen their companies by investing in an apprentice who will use his or her skills to make them stronger.

How It Works

Employers who are interested in starting an apprenticeship program at their company should contact the bureau (see below). A consultant will arrange a time to meet with interested businesses. Employers must be registered before they can take on apprentices.

Apprentices will be trained both in the classroom and at the job. Employers will be responsible for determining his or her work schedule.

For each apprentice, companies will work with the bureau to develop a written agreement that specifies the length of the training, the related technical instruction, an outline of the skills to be learned, and the wages the apprentice will earn. All written agreements must be approved by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

Employers can also ask to be approved to take on veterans who draw benefits under the GI Bill.

How to Apply

For more information, contact an NCWorks Apprenticeship regional specialist.

More Information

The FAQ page has answers to general questions about the apprenticeship program.

State Fair Contests

If you have apprentices, then you can register them for the annual N.C. State Fair Apprenticeship Contests. Applications for the electrical contest are due by September 1, 2016; all other applications are due by September 18. Apprentices can compete in the following industries:

Questions can be submitted to NCWorks Apprenticeship by e-mailing, or by calling 919-814-0303.

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