Apprenticeship 321

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The Apprenticeship 321 Program is a flexible education and training program sponsored by Gaston College in collaboration with regional advanced manufacturers to cultivate highly skilled workers for large and small manufacturers.

Apprentices will receive job-specific training and tuition-free education while earning a salary employed by local companies. The company apprenticeship programs may take two to three years to complete.

There will be a priority to recruit and train women. Gaston College is working to continually ensure a classroom and laboratory environment that helps women to better prepare for advanced manufacturing careers.

Successful apprentices will qualify for nationally recognized certifications as journeyworkers in a skilled trade and an academic credential from Gaston College (a certificate, diploma, or Associate Degree).

Apprentices will also achieve a National Career Readiness Certificate, (bronze, silver, gold, or platinum) a nationally recognized portable work skills credential to add to their portfolio and resume.

Gaston College is the program sponsor for this apprenticeship program, which is registered with ApprenticeshipNC through the North Carolina Community College System.

Apprenticeship 321 Occupations

Chemical Operator (Technicians)
Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
Machine Set-Up Operator
Mechatronics Technicians
Tool & Die Maker




Aptar CTL Dixon
Firestone KACO LanXESS
albemarle Steag Mann+Hummel
Chemtura Daimler US Leisure


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Carol Faust, Coordinator, Business & Industry Training Services & Continuing Education Programs – CAM 137

Tanya Osbia, Success Coach, Apprenticeship 321 – CAM 136  

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