Burlington, NC, conveniently located along the I-40 and I-85 corridor, has attracted many innovative companies that are producing advanced products used around the world. These companies offer exciting career opportunities for employees who have specialized skills, and many of them are training students for these careers through apprenticeship.
The Career Accelerator Program offers high school students in the Burlington and Alamance County, NC area an opportunity to learn advanced skills, jump start a promising career, and earn a college degree at no cost.
High school juniors and seniors from Alamance County public, private, charter, or home schools can apply for the program if they meet apprenticeship requirements.
Learn why a growing number of Burlington area students are applying for an apprenticeship and explore program advantages that parents also appreciate.
Students in the Career Accelerator Program are using engineering, electronics, blueprints, and other advanced processes to create precision parts, technical fabrics, specialty controls, and more. A few of the career pathways include
An increasing number of companies in the Burlington area are participating in the program. Discover the companies offering apprenticeships.
Apprentices get paid for learning on the job and are able to earn an associate degree from Alamance Community College at no cost. All tuition, books, and fees are covered for apprentices.
Students split time between working at their apprenticeship position and taking classes. Mentors guide students on the job as they learn valuable skills, and apprenticeship coordinators help apprentices navigate community college registration and more. Read more about how students earn and learn.
Students from throughout Alamance County are earning and learning in the apprenticeship program. This includes students in the following cities and towns:
If you are a student living in another county surrounding the Burlington area, you can explore apprenticeships through other local programs.
Organizations throughout Burlington realize the value of apprenticeship to our community and have worked to make the program possible. The Alamance Chamber, Alamance Burlington School System, and Alamance Community College are all devoted to working with students and area companies to help the next generation of employees gain valuable skills. In turn, that helps keep the Burlington and Alamance County workforce and area companies competitive.