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Apprenticeships at your business

ApprenticeshipNC has one goal in mind: To help employers build a skilled workforce through on-the-job learning and related classroom instruction. Your ApprenticeshipNC team of dedicated consultants coordinate with your team and your local community college to develop a custom registered apprenticeship program that meets your specific needs.

Are you looking to: 

  • Reduce turnover & heighten loyalty
  • Increase productivity & employee engagement
  • Have training supported by your local community college
  • Reduce search and recruitment costs

ApprenticeshipNC helps workers learn specialized skills needed in today’s work environment. With an employer-driven model, we help combine on-the-job learning with related classroom instruction. Apprenticeships work for businesses of all sizes and there is assistance with grants to cover education and other costs.

North Carolina apprenticeship incentives for 2022

The NC General Assembly recently approved $12 million in funding to expand apprenticeship in the state (Session Law 2021-180 Section 6.14). The $12M is being used to provide funds for employers to add new apprentices ages 16-25 based on the following criteria:

  • Small businesses within Tier 1 & 2 counties in sectors with high-demand careers (no more than 500 employees in the location)
  • $2,000 per year for employers to onboard and train apprentices
  • $2,500 per year for apprentice’s tuition, books, and fees
  • Up to $15/hr. (non-high school) and up to $14/hr. (high school) salary match (50% reimbursement)
  • Apprentices must be hired effective July 1, 2022, or later (you may register your apprenticeship program prior to 7/1 and enroll apprentices after that date to take advantage of the funding)
  • Funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026
  • Funding will be coordinated through the NC Community College System
  • Pre-apprenticeships are not eligible for these incentives

The high demand careers include, but are not limited to, the following occupation codes (please contact your community college apprenticeship coordinator or ApprenticeshipNC consultant for specifics):

  • Architecture and Engineering (17-0000)
  • Education (25-0000)
  • Healthcare Technicians (29-0000)
  • Healthcare Support (31-0000)
  • Protective Service (33-0000)
  • Food Preparation and Service (35-0000)
  • Office and Administrative Support (43-0000)
  • Construction and Extraction (47-0000)
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repairs (49-0000)
  • Production (51-0000)
  • Transportation (53-0000)

 

 

 

 

How does my business start an apprenticeship?

If you are ready to learn more about apprenticeship, reach out to us to coordinate a meeting with the apprenticeship consultant.

 

 

Contact for information

Mark Franklin
Director of Customized Training and Development
mfranklin@isothermal.edu
828-395-1677