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Apprenticeships are employer-driven providing the employee (apprentice) with on-the-job training, related instruction, and rewards for skills gained. The apprentice works alongside an experienced company mentor learning valuable legacy company knowledge. To be an apprentice, you must first be hired by a company for an open apprentice position. 

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.

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. 

As part of the North Carolina Community College System’s Economic Development Division, ApprenticeshipNC is the registration portal for Registered Apprenticeship Programs in North Carolina,

Mitchell Community College’s Registered  Apprenticeship program is 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 –

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.

If you do not see an open position, please reach out to the company.  

Internships and Work Based Learning

Internships and Work Based Learning are additional experiential learning opportunities. 

Internships 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 Deb Lazenby at or complete the inquire form below. 

Business Apprenticeship Inquiry Form

Business Internship Inquiry Form

Business Work Based Learning Inquiry Form 

Have Questions?

Deb Lazenby
Director Customized Training & Business Services 
(704) 878-3235