The following is a press release from the NC Community College System
Registered apprentices and pre-apprentices from across North Carolina will compete in fields such as masonry, carpentry, electrical, HVAC-R and plumbing.
Apprenticeship Tent, near Gate 2, N.C. State Fairgrounds
- Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – Masonry Apprentice and Pre-Apprentice Contest
- Oct. 23, 8 a.m. – Electrical Apprentice Contest
- Oct. 24, 9 a.m. – Carpentry Pre-Apprentice Contest
- Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – HVAC-R Apprentice and Pre-Apprentice Contest
- Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – Plumbing Apprentice and Pre-Apprentice Contest
As North Carolina businesses become more concerned about maintaining a skilled workforce, they are turning to apprenticeships. This employer-driven training model combines paid work-based learning with related classroom instruction. Upon completion of training, participants earn state and federal certificates signifying their knowledge and skill set in a particular field. Depending on the program, apprentices also may complete an associate degree or other credential.
In fiscal year 2019, the number of people served by ApprenticeshipNC increased by almost one-third, to 11,399.