Student Requirements

This opportunity is open to any junior or senior high school student. Living in Randolph County or enrolled in Randolph County public school, private school, charter school, or a North Carolina registered home school who has legal status to work in the United States and who meets the program’s eligibility guidelines.


  • Current high school juniors or seniors residing or attending school (public, private, charter, homeschool) in Randolph County, NC
  • 2.8 Grade Point Average (Unweighted) *NOTE: if below a 2.8 GPA, additional college classes may be necessary- you should still apply
  • Successfully completed Math I, II and III (Precalculus desired)
  • Good attendance (no more than 5 absences per year) *NOTE: if more than 5, with good reason- you should still apply
  • Attend a company open house with a parent/guardian Feb. 6-March 9
  • Have reliable transportation for school and work
  • Pass an employer drug test if hired as a Pre-Apprentice
  • Perform essential functions per employer partner if hired as a Pre-Apprentice
  • Perform essential functions listed for each AAS degree listed on the Technical Standards tab: https://www.randolph.edu/academics/college-majors/manufacturing-technology/index.aspx 

If you have any questions about the eligibility requirements listed, contact your school’s Career Development Coordinator or email apprenticeshiprandolph@gmail.com. 

Recommended Courses (Desired but not necessary):

  • Electronics
  • Metals Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automotive Service
  • Robotics
  • Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • Apparel & Textile Production
  • Computer related courses


Apprenticeship Randolph is an earn and learn program – one cannot take place without the other…. successful participation in AR is dependent on passing college coursework and implementing a strong work ethic. Pre-apprentices and apprentices are expected to work hard in school and on the job, continually learning, from instructors and mentors, and most of all, following safety procedures.