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Clean Energy Youth Apprenticeship

These youth pre-apprenticeship programs offer students interested in pursuing careers in clean energy and environmental efficiency a launching pad into an "earn while you learn" career pathway. These programs will link clean energy based curriculum taken in high school with post-secondary crendentialing, degree attainment, and paid on-the-job learning.

Students who start in a qualifying youth pre-apprenticeship program while in high school and enroll in a registered apprenticeship program within 120 days after graduation qualify for the youth pre-apprenticeship tuition waiver at a NC community college.

Pre-Apprenticeship (High School)
High School Progams
  • Introduction to Solar
  • Fundamentals of Solar
  • Working Smart
  • Lean 6 Sigma (Yellow Belot)
  • OSHA 10-Construction
  • Problem Solving
Certifications
  • NC Pre-apprenticeship Certification
  • E-FLIP Energy Efficiency Certification
High School Graduation
Apprenticeship (College)
Paid On-the-Job Learning
  • 80 hours paid work-based learning
Program Completion
  • High school diploma
  • Transferable college credit and a portable Journeyworker credentials from the USDOL
  • Professional network and mentors
  • Paid work experience
Complete

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