Apprenticeship Events

  • What is an Apprenticeship?

    It’s a system of work-based learning designed to meet the needs of the employer by providing the employee with structured on-the-job training and job-related education/instruction. Students are paid to work and to attend courses at a community college. Yes, you are paid to attend classes!

    Alexander Apprenticeship Workshop

    This workshop will take place on October 30th. It is a partnership of the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Alexander County Schools CTE and Catawba Valley Community College Alexander Center for Education.

    Lunch (courtesy of the Alexander County EDC) will be provided at 11:45, with the workshop to begin promptly at 12:15 p.m.

    The free workshop is limited to 25 participants (only two representatives per industry allowed); however, preregistration is required on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The guest speaker will be Shari Phelps, who is an ApprenticeshipNC Consultant with the NC Department of Labor. Kimberly Propst with Apprenticeship Catawba will assist with the presentation.


    Apprenticeship Catawba at Alexander Central High School

    This event for students will take place on November 14th in the ACHS Auditorium from 11:00-12:00. This interest presentation event is for Juniors and Seniors. 

    Apprenticeship Catawba at Hickory High School

    Students and Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting at Hickory High School on November 15th.