If you’re considering apprenticeship, the application process is designed to give you more insight and help you decide if apprenticeship is a good pathway for you. You’ll get a chance to tour companies and see actual job and career possibilities in action. The steps to becoming an apprentice also ensure the apprenticeship is a good match for both you, as a student, and the participating company.
Whether apprenticeship is your number one goal or you’re still exploring your options, start with the steps below to learn more and begin the application process.
There are a number of ways to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities in Alamance County. Look for the following events and opportunities.
From November to late January, students and parents are able to tour companies who offer apprenticeships. Each tour typically lasts about an hour, and you are able to learn about how the company operates, specific apprenticeship opportunities, possible career pathways, employee benefits, and more. Apprenticeship applicants and a parent or guardian must attend at least one company tour in order to apply.
Participation is by pre-registration only. Space is limited and attendees will be chosen on a first-come-first-served basis. Register here.
|Date||Time||Company and Address||Main Contact|
|Thu, Dec 5, 2019||6-8 PM||AKG, 7315 Oakwood St Ext, Mebane, NC 27302||Luca Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 304-5580|
|Sat, Dec 7, 2019||9-11 AM||Sandvik, 1482 Dogwood Way, Mebane, NC 27302||Brian Parcell, email@example.com, (919) 304-6237|
|Sat, Dec 7, 2019||1-3 PM||Indulor, 932 E Elm St, Graham, NC 27253||Jonas Schaefer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 638-0423|
|Thu, Dec 12, 2019||6-8 PM||Jabil, 1018 Corporate Park Dr, Mebane, NC 27302||Gabby Echeverria, email@example.com, (336) 534-4555|
|Sat, Dec 14, 2019||9-11 AM||Fairystone Fabrics, 2247 N Park Ave, Burlington, NC 27217||Jim Bryan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (336) 213-0204|
|Thu, Jan 9, 2020||6-8 PM||GKN Driveline, 1067 Trollingwood – Hawfields Rd, Mebane, NC 27302||Cuabeya Woods, Cuabeya.Woods@gknautomotive.com, (919) 304-7218|
|Thu, Jan 23, 2020||6-8 PM||IntraPac, 1405 Dogwood Way, Mebane, NC 27302||Penny Rudd, email@example.com, (919) 925-3831|
|Sat, Jan 25, 2020||9-11 AM||Glen Raven, 232 Glen Raven Rd., Burlington, NC 27217||Suzanne Allen, SAllen@trivantage.com, (336) 266-4388|
|Sat, Jan 25, 2020||1-3 PM||Shawmut, 1821 N Park Ave, Burlington, NC 27217||Lauren Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org, (336) 221-2152|
|Sat, Feb 8, 2020||9-11 AM||ECI, 1239 Rock Creek Dairy Rd, Whitsett, NC 27377||Tracy Ratchford, email@example.com, (336) 446-7551|
CAP student applications are typically available in October and are due Feb. 15 of each year. Apply now.
After a review of applications, selected students will be invited to continue in the process with an orientation held in March. The orientation is held over four evenings.
Students that match with a company and meet all requirements will be invited to be a pre-apprentice. Students will be notified of this offer in mid-April. The six-week paid pre-apprenticeship is a combination of working at the company and taking two classes at Alamance Community College.
During the six week pre-apprenticeship, students are evaluated for:
Individual students will meet with their company contact regarding the selection of apprentices. At that time, the selected students will receive information about how to adjust their schedules; the official signing ceremony, which is held in August; registration at Alamance Community College; and other details.
In some cases, a pre-apprentice may not be selected as an apprentice. If a student is a rising senior and still interested in the program, they may go through the process again the following year.