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Christian Glsss is in his second year with Apprenticeship Randolph, working at Post Consumer Brands.    Photo: RCC

Apprenticeship Randolph: 2024 recruitment time is here

ASHEBORO — Are you a high school junior or senior living and/or learning in Randolph County?


Do you want to get a jumpstart on a career in our booming local industries in manufacturing or Information Technology?


Apprenticeship Randolph (AR) is beginning its recruitment for 2024 apprentices. 


In this program, students can maximize their earning potential, gain valuable skills and job experience through on-the-job training, and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree from Randolph Community College at no cost to the student.


AR begins with a six-week, pre-apprenticeship summer program that consists of RCC classes and 40 hours per week of on-the-job training. 


Once a business selects its apprentice after this trial period, the program is spread over three years with students receiving paid, on-the-job training while earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Technology or Information Technology through RCC. Apprentices will also earn a Journeyworker Certificate from the N.C. Community College System and U.S. Department of Labor.


How to apply

Interested in applying? Here are the requirements:

— Current high school juniors or seniors living in or attending school (public, private, charter, online, homeschool) in Randolph County,

— 2.8 unweighted Grade Point Average. (If below a 2.8 GPA, additional college classes may be necessary — you can still apply.)

— Successfully completed Math I, II and III (Precalculus desired).

— Good attendance (no more than five absences per year — if more than five, with good reason — you can still apply).

— Attend a company Open House with a parent/guardian during the open hours period of Feb. 7-March 10.

— Have reliable transportation for school and work.

— Pass an employer drug test if hired as a Pre-Apprentice.

— Perform essential functions per employer partner if hired as a Pre-Apprentice.

— Perform essential functions listed for each AAS degree listed on the Technical Standards tab: https://www.randolph.edu/academics/college-majors/manufacturing-technology/index.aspx.


Timeline for applicants, Pre-Apprentices and Apprentices

— Feb. 5-March 10 — Application window.

— Feb. 7 — Company Open House events at local industries begin.

— April 19 — Accepted students start receiving offers from industries.

— April 26 — Deadline for students to accept or deny offers.

— May 20-July 22 — Pre-Apprentices classes at RCC.

— June 10-July 26 — Pre-Apprentices work at their company sponsor.

— July 26 — Deadline for companies to make apprenticeship offers.

— Aug. 1 — Deadline for students to accept or decline offers.

— Aug. 6 — 2024 Signing Ceremony and Graduation at RCC.


Questions about the eligibility requirements? How to get answers: Contact your school’s Career Development Coordinator, call 336-318-4958 or email             apprenticeshiprandolph@gmail.com.