NC expands apprenticeship programs across the state

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina will expand apprenticeship programs for young adults across the state.

Gov. Pat McCrory secured an additional $500,000 for apprenticeships, as well as $110,000 in tuition waivers for youth apprentices enrolled in North Carolina’s community college system in 2016-17, according to his administration.

Nearly 2,600 North Carolinians registered in apprenticeships in 2015, compared to 1,300 apprentices two years ago, according to Gov. McCrory’s administration.

Employers that train apprentices include Siemens, Duke Energy, and Time Warner Cable.

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