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Establish an apprenticeship with Robeson Community College

Information for Employers


Employers everywhere are discovering a smarter way to build and customize their workforce by investing in a new type of employee. These men and women come from all walks of life. They are motivated from within. They aren’t just looking for a job, they aren’t just seeking training. They want to start their career with your business today. They are looking to fill roles in manufacturing, healthcare, education, information technologies, public safety, industry, and business. They want to learn from an expert like you as they pursue their passion, and help you grow your bottom line.

You might call this type of employee ambitious, you might call them a self-starter, but we call them an apprentice.

Apprenticeships builds business and they can increase your bottom line.


$2000 incentive for each eligible apprentice, per year available for employers

Effective July 1, for each eligible apprentice hired through a registered apprenticeship program with Robeson Community College, employers will receive $2000 per year for onboarding and training, thanks to funding provided by the General Assembly for Apprenticeship Expansion (Session Law 2021-180 Section 6.14)

These funds will be dispersed directly from the college to the employer.

What qualifies as an eligible apprentice?

  • You must be a small business within a Tier I or Tier 2 county in sectors with high demand careers and have no more than 500 employees.
    • Counties within a one-hour radius of Robeson Community College that qualify for these funds include Robeson, Columbus, Bladen, Scotland, Richmond, Cumberland, Sampson, Hoke, Duplin, Harnette, Lee, Anson, and Montgomery.
    • High Demand careers sectors include jobs in computer and mathematical; architecture and engineering; education; healthcare technicians; healthcare support; protective service; food preparation and service; office and administrative support; construction and extraction; installation, maintenance, and repairs; production; and transportation.
  • The apprentice hired must be a new apprentice aged 16-25.
  • Employers will receive a 50% reimbursement for hourly wages, up to $15 per hour for non-high school apprentices and up to $14 per hour for high schoolers hired.
  • Funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024 and spent by December 31, 2026.

In addition to employer incentives, apprentices receive up to $2500 per year to cover tuition, books, and fees.

Please partner with Apprenticeship NC and Robeson Community College and unlock the potential of a highly skilled and diverse workforce for your business. Apprenticeships work. Learn more about apprenticeships and how they can benefit your company, by contacting Patrick Jacques at pjacques@robeson.edu, or 910-272-3304.

 

 

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare: Nursing, Surgical Tech, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy
  • Public Safety: Law Enforcement, EMS, EMT, Fire/Rescue
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Industrial Systems
  • Welding
  • Mechatronics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Short-Term Training programs such as phlebotomy, truck driving, massage therapy, substitute teachers, and more!

Please partner with Apprenticeship NC and Robeson Community College and unlock the potential of a highly skilled and diverse workforce for your business. Apprenticeships work. Learn more about apprenticeships and how they can benefit your company, by contacting Patrick Jacques at pjacques@robeson.edu, or 910-272-3304.

 

 

WHAT IS APPRENTICESHIP?

  • An apprenticeship allows students to earn while they learn a highly-skilled trade. The program consists of intensive on-the-job training and related classroom instruction provided by Robeson Community College.
  • Apprentices receive free education while earning a full-time wage that increases as they progress through the program.
  • At the completion of the program, apprentices will receive a Journey Worker’s Certification, college credits that can be applied towards a diploma or degree, and secure employment with the opportunity to advance.

Effective July 1, 2022, new, eligible apprentices receive up to $2500 per year to cover tuition, books, and fees.

If you are interested in apprenticeship opportunities, please contact Patrick Jacques at pjacques@robeson.edu, or 910-272-3304.