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Automotive Service Technology Youth Pre-Apprenticeship

The Youth Pre-Apprenticeship to Apprenticeship pathway in Automotive Tech allows students to gain industry knowledge through related instruction, on-the-job learning, mentoring, and progressive wages. While enrolled in a high school CTE Pre-apprenticeship or CTE Apprenticeship course, students must complete a minimum of 120 hours to gain academic credit. Starting as early as middle grades, students can embark on their career development journey. Offering pre-apprenticeships provides students with hands-on exposure to the skills and tasks related to a specific occupation, fostering a practical understanding of the work environment. This experience helps students build a foundational set of skills essential for a particular industry, laying the groundwork for future apprenticeships.

Starting in a qualifying pre-apprenticeship program in high school and enrolling in a registered apprenticeship within 120 days after graduation qualifies an apprentice for a youth apprenticeship tuition waiver at the community college. This financial incentive encourages the seamless transition from high school pre-apprenticeship to a registered apprenticeship program. Work completed in a CTE pre-apprenticeship can be transferred to a Registered Apprenticeship, ensuring continuity in their career development.

Youth Pre-Apprenticeship (High School)
High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Related Instruction
  • Automotive Service Fundamentals
  • Automotive Service I
  • Automotive Service II*
Certifications
  • ASE Entry-Level Certification - Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Safety Certification
  • Pollution Prevention Certification
On-the-Job Learning
  • CTE Pre-apprenticeship
High School Graduation
Apprenticeship (College)
Community College Program
  • Community College Certificate Diploma or Associates
    • Associates in Automotive Systems Technology
Paid On-the-Job Learning
  • Minimum 2000 hours paid work
Complete

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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

 

For more information, contact the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Work-based Learning Consultant at the Office of Career and Technical Education at CTEWBL@dpi.nc.gov.

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NCBCE
NC Governor Roy Cooper
NC Department of Public Instruction
NC Community College System
NC Department of Commerce
NCWorks
Apprenticeship NC
LEAD NC
Charlotte Executive Leadership Council
PAYA