NCWorks Apprenticeship helps workers learn new specialized skills needed in today’s workforce through its apprenticeship programs.
How It Works
Apprentices train for an industry by receiving a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Participants are paid for their work, and their wages will increase as they progress in the program.
Apprentices work as they complete their classes; their work schedule will be determined by their respective employers. When they graduate, apprentices will receive a Certificate of Completion and will have earned the highly skilled “journey worker” designation. The program can last one to five years, depending on the occupation.
Employers work with NCWorks Apprenticeship to create a written agreement that specifies the length of a participant’s training, the related technical instruction, an outline of the skills that person will need to learn, and the wages he or she will earn. The N.C. Department of Commerce must approve this agreement before apprentices can start their training.
Veterans can continue to supplement their income through the GI Bill while they are employed as part of an apprenticeship program.
For More Information
Participants must be employed by the company that establishes an apprenticeship program. If your business is interested in building an apprenticeship program, they can call 919-814-0303, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCWorks Apprenticeship also offers youth apprenticeship and a pre-apprenticeship program for youth and adults.
The FAQ page has answers to general questions about the apprenticeship program.
Public Comments Requested
Notice of Comment Period for 04 NCAC 22 Apprenticeship and Training Division: Comments on the determinations of 04 NCAC 22 Apprentice and Training Division may be directed to: Division of Workplace Solutions, Apprenticeship and Training Council, 313 Chapanoke Road, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27603 or email email@example.com, (919) 814-4607. You can view the determinations here.
“Public comment” is defined by G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A(c)(2), in order for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in G.S. 150B-21.9(a).