Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Announces Apprenticeship Program

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, with six campuses in North Carolina, has announced a $200,000 investment from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas to support the college’s new Multicraft Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship program. The funds will be used to connect students with hands-on training and career development opportunities.

The program will offer apprenticeship instruction on electrical, mechanical, machining, programmable logic controls (PLCs), welding, fabrication and HVAC instruction.

Apprentices completing this program will be multicraft-certified and equipped to handle a variety of maintenance issues. The grant will fund tuition, book and material costs for each apprentice over four years. In addition, the grant allocates money to purchase new equipment and supplies that will be housed in the college’s new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Kannapolis, North Carolina, which is slated to open at the end of 2019.

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