What is Apprenticeship Randolph?
Apprenticeship Randolph is Randolph County’s premier opportunity for students to get a jump start on a professional career in our booming local industries. Students have the opportunity to maximize earning potential, gain valuable skills and experience through on-the-job training, and earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Technology or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Systems Technology and a Journeyworker Certificate from the N.C. Community College System and U.S. Department of Labor from Randolph Community College at no cost to the student.
The program, which is for high school juniors and seniors, begins with a six-week, pre-apprenticeship summer program that consists of two 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 four years with students receiving paid, on-the-job training.
Currently, there are 28 apprentices in the program with titles such as CNC Machinist, Tool Maker, Medical Knitting Technician, Robotics Technician, Maintenance Technician, Plastics Technician, and Electronics Technician.