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Carpentry Youth Pre-Apprenticeship

The Youth Pre-Apprenticeship to Apprenticeship pathway in Carpentry 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
  • Construction CORE
  • Carpentry I
  • Carpentry II*
  • OR Approved Community College Career and College Promise Courses
Certifications
  • OSHA 10 Construction Certification
On-the-Job Learning
  • CTE Pre-apprenticeship
High School Graduation
Apprenticeship (College)
Related Instruction
  • Certificate, Diploma, or Associates in a skilled trade
    • Electrical, Plumbing, Construction Management, Carpentry, HVAC, Green Technology
Paid On-the-Job Learning
  • 135 hours of work-based learning paid at minimum wage
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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.

Partners

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