Apprenticeship Montgomery

apprenticeWhat is Apprenticeship Montgomery?

Apprenticeship Montgomery offers motivated individuals a clear, focused, and affordable path to future educational and employment success. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to enroll tuition-free in community college courses that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level job skills. Participating employers, in turn, commit to pay all associated costs for their apprentices' education.

Montgomery Community College, Montgomery County Schools, Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Montgomery County NC Works Career Center, NC Department of Commerce (Apprenticeship and Training), and local employers have joined together to build an apprenticeship program to meet the long-term workforce needs in the county.

 

Apprenticeship Montgomery targets

wrench iconHigh school students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways during their junior and senior years
wrench iconMontgomery Community College students who are enrolled in a skilled trades program
wrench iconMilitary Veterans looking to enter the advanced manufacturing industry
wrench iconMembers of the North Carolina National Guard looking to enter the advanced manufacturing industry

These individuals are placed with employers in job shadowing positions until they are eligible to work as operators. At the end of this program, successful apprentices will have earned

wrench iconA National Career Readiness Certificate
wrench iconA college level certificate in Electrical Systems Technology
wrench iconDesignation as a Certified Production Technician
wrench iconA journeyman’s (apprenticeship) credential
wrench iconAn Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Systems Technology
wrench icon8,000 hours of experience in the workplace


apprenticeship pathways

Currently, Industrial Systems Technology is the only pathway offered through Apprenticeship Montgomery. However, Apprenticeship Montgomery is designed to be able to add future pathways based on employer needs. Montgomery Community College and the Apprenticeship Montgomery leadership team are always seeking opportunities to add pathways and employer partners. If interested in becoming a participating employer or introducing another pathway, please call (910) 898-9674.

Industrial Systems Technology Pathway

This program is designed to prepare individuals to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment. Instruction includes theory and skill training needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing industrial systems. Apprentices will learn multi-craft technical skills in print reading, mechanical systems maintenance, electricity, hydraulics/ pneumatics, welding, machining or fabrication, and various diagnostic and repair procedures. Practical application in these industrial systems are emphasized and additional advanced course work is offered. Apprentices train with local employers with the goal of moving into maintenance field.

Who can apply to Apprenticeship Montgomery?

wrench iconNC high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in an accredited high school educational program can apply to Apprenticeship Montgomery.

o Applicants must have an acceptable attendance record at their high school, the recommendation of their instructors, and parental support and commitment.
o Must have recommendation of current year’s teacher to speak to the applicant’s work ethic and ability
o Must be reading at or above a 10th grade level as evidenced by a standardized test score
o Must have math score at or above a 9th grade level as evidenced by a standardized test score
o Must satisfy the employer panel interview for admission
o Must have all employment documentation: work permit, valid Driver’s License or valid state-issued identification card, and Social Security Card.

wrench iconMontgomery Community College students who are enrolled in a skilled trades program

wrench iconMilitary Veterans

wrench iconMembers of the North Carolina National Guard

 

 

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For more information Contact:

Andrew Gardner, Director of Business & Industry Services
Montgomery Community College
(910) 898-9674
gardnera@montgomery.edu

Employer Partners

American Axle and Manufacturing
Jordan Lumber Company
McRae Industries, Inc.
Mohawk Laminate & Hardwood
KM Machine
PaperWorks