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Workforce Development, Department of Commerce

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State Fair Contest

North Carolina’s apprentices and pre-apprentices demonstrate their professional skills in an annual contest with their peers.

The North Carolina State Fair hosts a competition among apprentices of various trades, allowing participants to showcase the valuable skills they have learned in their apprenticeship programs by completing tasks that are relevant to their respective industries. The winners are awarded a plaque of recognition, a monetary award, and other prizes.

More information about the contests can be found at the State Fair's website.

How to Apply

The 2016 contests have drawn to a close. This year's contests successfully demonstrated the skills of North Carolina's apprentices. Please check this page next summer for information about the 2017 competitions.

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

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