Apprenticeship 2000 Application Process:
There are four stages to Apprenticeship 2000’s application process.

    Registration (August – January)
    • Partner companies may visit some local high schools, usually during the month of November.
    • High school juniors and seniors may register.
      • You must be a junior or senior in January of the following year, this is when we’ll have an open house.
    • Additionally, we may work with your guidance counselor to determine if you meet the grade, attendance and other criteria requirements.
    • Parents should encourage their children to register themselves if they are interested.
    • Students may register by simply completing an online”Get Started” form.
    • Our registration period runs to the end of each year.
    Open House (January/February)
    • Those who register by year’s end and meet the qualifications, will be invited to an open house along with their parents.
    • During the open house, we will have an overview presentation of Apprenticeship 2000.
    • Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session.
    • Then, students can decide if they would like to participate in an orientation.
    Orientation (February – March)
    • Orientations are for students only.
    • After attending the open house, each student will be assigned to an orientation session.
    • Orientation will last four evenings during one week at a partner company (about 4 hours each day).
    • Orientations consist of hands-on activities and written tests.
    • During this time, partner companies determine if you are a good candidate for an apprenticeship.
    • You determine if our apprenticeship is right for you!
    Summer Pre-Apprenticeship (June – August)
    • Apprenticeship 2000 offers our six-week summer trial period to motivated top performers from the orientation.
    • This is essentially a six-week job-interview at a partner company.
    • And, it is a hands-on, in depth trial period.
    • A trainer will evaluate each student’s mechanical aptitude.
    • Each week will be a paid 40 hour work week, including CPCC school day(s).
    • Afterwards, Apprenticeship 2000 offers the top performers an apprenticeship opportunity.

The Apprenticeship:

  • The apprenticeship is four years of learning and earning.
  • Apprentices earn a Journeyperson’s Certificate from the state of North Carolina.
  • Apprentices also earn an AAS degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology from CPCC.
  • Apprentices are guaranteed a job after graduation with a competitive salary.