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                                     Experiential Learning 


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. 

Components of Successful Apprenticeship Programs

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. 


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,

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 –

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: 

Aloha Veterinary Hospital 
Animal Hospital of Statesville
American Performance Stainless 
Harbor Point Animal Hospital
Iredell County Government 
Piedmont HealthCare
Helping is Simply Caring   
Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County 
JMS Southeast
Bruning & Federle
Doosan Bobcat
Sonoco Recycling

Metro Electric Contracting Corp


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. 

United States Department of Labor

Business and Industry interested in Apprenticeship, Internship and Work Based learning please contact Deb Lazenby or complete the inquire form below. 

Business Apprenticeship Inquiry Form

Business Internship Inquiry Form

Business Work Based Learning Inquiry Form 

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