Apprenticeships are experiential learning and have three main components: on-the-job training, related instruction, and rewards for skills gained. An apprenticeship provides you with the tools for a successful career.
Structured On-The-Job Training: As an apprentice you are an employee of one of our industry partners. You will work side by side with a company mentor learning valuable hands-on skills. Your employer and mentor will provide support for you throughout your apprenticeship.
Related Instruction: As an apprentice, to help make sure you are gaining all the skills needed to be successful, you will also enroll in courses at Mitchell Community College. Your Apprenticeship Occupation determines the length of the apprenticeship program. It is important to note that you must meet any requirements for you program as required by Mitchell Community College.
Rewards for Skill Gains: As an apprentice you are guaranteed a wage increase as you process through the program successfully.
These three components come together to create a strong foundation to build your future.
Apprenticeship Iredell is Mitchell Community College’s Registered Apprenticeship program where apprentices are hired by an industry partner and receive paid on-the job training while attending Mitchell for approved related instruction.
Current Apprentice, Jaron Wenzel – https://youtu.be/-tf_3Ehhmus
To be an apprentice you must first be hired by a company for an open apprentice position.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship position, please explore our partners’ websites for open apprentice positions.
The following companies have apprenticeship opportunities:
Internships and Work Based Learning
Internships and Work Based Learning are additional experiential learning opportunities.
Internship can be paid or unpaid. In a paid internship the student is an employee of the company. One gains practical experience in a controlled work environment. Internships are shorter in length, maybe a summer or a few hours a week while attending school.
Work Based Learning allows you as a student to receive course credit for working within your course of study. Work based learning varies by program of study.
Business and Industry interested in Apprenticeship, Internship and Work Based learning please contact Hannah Tuthill.
Hannah Tuthill, Experiential Learning Coordinator