Guilford County Schools and Guilford Apprenticeship Partners Offer Apprenticeship Program to Students


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Guilford County Schools students have the opportunity to gain experience in their future career and earn a free two-year associate degree through Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) while in high school.

GAP offers the four-year apprenticeship program that includes paid job training and a two-year associate degree in Manufacturing Technology from GTCC at no cost to the student. Students who complete the program also receive a journeyman’s certificate, job opportunities and benefits from employers:

“Local businesses say they need people to fill these highly skilled manufacturing, machining and engineering positions,” says Bob Gantt, director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) for GCS. “This program helps them find the people they need while providing an incredible opportunity to GCS students.”

In order to be eligible for the program, students and parents must attend at least one of the upcoming open houses in December:

Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – CommScope, 8420 Triad Drive, Greensboro
Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – ABCO Automation, 6202 Technology Drive, Browns Summit
Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6-8 p.m. – Kao Specialties Americas, 243 Woodbine St., High Point
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. – Harris & Covington,1250 Hickory Chapel Rd., High Point
Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – TE Connectivity, 719 Pegg Road, Greensboro
Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Quantum Group, 5280 National Center Drive, Colfax

The program is open to current high school juniors and seniors. The open houses, co-sponsored by Guilford Parent Academy, will provide information on the companies involved in GAP and how students can take advantage of the apprenticeship opportunity.

For more information, visit www.gcsnc.com.

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