Career and Technical Education
Apprenticeship is an instructional strategy that is appropriate for students, ages 16 and older and is one of the oldest methods of career preparation. Apprenticeships are industry-driven education and career training programs based on recognized industry standards. It is a strategy used by employers to address current and projected employment needs. This program is a partnership among business, industry, government, parents and youth apprentices.

Apprenticeship is a system of skilled occupational training that combines practical work experiences with related academic and technical instruction. An apprentice works on the job for an employer and is taught and supervised by an experienced person in the chosen occupation. The preplanned progressively challenging work-based learning experience usually extends two to four years. The apprentice must successfully complete related instruction chosen by the employer. The apprentice is periodically evaluated and granted wage increases for satisfactory progress. Upon completion of the work progress and the related instruction, the apprentice is skilled and knowledgeable and will receive certification as a journeyman in the field.

To learn about local apprenticeship programs in the Charlotte area.  Click on the link below.

Apprenticeship 2000