Numerous advanced manufacturing companies, ranging from foods to thermoplastics to medical textiles, are located in Asheboro, NC. These companies depend on employees who understand today’s technology and have the skills to operate in a precise, automated environment. Many of these employers are training Asheboro area students for promising careers through Apprenticeship Randolph, a local, registered youth apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeship Randolph offers high school students in the Asheboro and Randolph County area an opportunity to learn advanced skills, jump start a promising career, and earn a college degree at no cost. High school juniors and seniors from Randolph County public, private, charter, or home schools can apply for the program if they meet apprenticeship requirements.
Learn why a growing number of Asheboro area students are applying for an apprenticeship.
Career Pathways for Asheboro Area Students
Apprenticeship Randolph students are using engineering, electronics, robotics, and other advanced processes to produce products that are used around the world. A few of the career pathways include:
- Automation Technician
- Robotics Technician
- Electronics Technician
- CNC Machinist
- Mechanical/Electrical Technician
- Tool and Die Maker
- Computer Support Specialist
An increasing number of companies in the Asheboro area are participating in the program. Discover the companies offering apprenticeships.
Get Paid and Earn a College Degree with No Debt
Apprentices get paid for learning on the job and are able to earn an associate degree from Randolph Community College at no cost. All tuition, books, and fees are covered for apprentices.
Students split time between working at their apprenticeship position and taking classes. Mentors guide students on the job as they learn valuable skills, and apprenticeship coordinators help apprentices navigate community college registration and more. Read more about how students earn and learn.
Cities We Serve
Students from throughout Randolph County are earning and learning in the apprenticeship program. This includes students in the following cities and towns:
If you are a student living in another county surrounding the Asheboro area, you can explore apprenticeships through other local programs.
Forging Partnerships that Benefit the Asheboro Community
Organizations throughout the Asheboro, NC area realize the value of apprenticeship to our community and have worked to make the program possible. The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber, Randolph County School System, Asheboro City Schools, and Randolph Community College are all devoted to working with students and area companies to help the next generation of employees gain valuable skills. In turn, that helps keep the Asheboro and Randolph County, NC workforce and area companies competitive.