Selected students receive on-the-job training while going to college
The Johnston County Apprenticeship Program (JCAP) is pleased to announce that 11 students have been selected in the second consortium of apprentices and will be paid to work and take classes toward their associate in applied engineering degree.
Caterpillar, Global Skyware, Grifols, Novo Nordisk, and Studio TK are the participating employers who chose the apprentices.
Apprentices take a part-time or full-time schedule of classes at Johnston Community College (JCC) and work 28 to 40 hours a week at their company gaining entry-level work experience. At the end of four years, the apprentices will have earned hundreds of hours of on-the-job training, a nationally-recognized credential, and a guaranteed position with the company. Tuition, fees, and textbooks are paid for by ApprenticeshipNC.
The college celebrated the 2019-20 apprentices with an official signing day June 18 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center in Clayton.
Alyssa Schall, 18, a Cleveland High School graduate, will start classes at JCC and begin working as an apprentice at Studio TK, an office furniture manufacturer in Smithfield in August.
“They seem to have a great dynamic among their employees, and it was just an appealing environment to be a part of,” she said. “I’m honored to have been chosen an apprentice at Studio TK. It’s been an amazing experience, and I’m very thankful they brought me into their family.”
The following students are chosen apprentices for 2019-20: Cesar Escobar of Wendell, a Novo Nordisk apprentice; Dylan Barbee of Kenly, a Caterpillar apprentice; Brady Bartowiak of Clayton, a Caterpillar apprentice; Nathan Crumpler of Garner, a Caterpillar apprentice; Brian Strickland of Willow Spring, a Caterpillar apprentice; Cole Mix of Princeton, a Grifols apprentice; Dalton Parker of Wendell, a Grifols apprentice; Samuel Osborne of Dunn, a Grifols apprentice; Brian Jones of Clayton, a Global Skyware apprentice; Shantwan Oakley of Selma, a Global Skyware apprentice; and Alyssa Schall of Smithfield, a Studio TK apprentice.
Currently, the apprentice program focuses on applied engineering careers, but the college hopes to partner with other local industry and expand the program in more curriculum areas.
For more information about apprenticeship opportunities at JCC, please contact John Parrish at (919) 209-2082.