Apprenticeship 321 – Economic and Workforce Development

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Apprenticeship 321 is a registered apprenticeship through ApprenticeshipNC and the US Department of Labor.  A registered apprenticeship provides an an opportunity to work alongside mentors while getting job specific training, tuition-free education, and a salary.  Apprentices are paid to pursue their education!

Through on-the-job training, successful apprentices will qualify for a nationally recognized credential through the US Department of Labor, academic credentials through Gaston College, and a state credential through ApprenticeshipNC.  The Apprenticeship 321 program operates in accordance with the NC Standards of Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Occupations

Gaston College offers apprenticeships across a variety of occupations, including:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Accounting Technician
  • Braze Operator
  • Certified Nurse Aide I & II
  • Chemical Operator (Technician)
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Installer Servicer (HVAC)
  • Industrial or Maintenance Electrician
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
  • IT Support Technician
  • Machine Operator
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Paramedic Medicine
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Practical Nursing
  • Press Brake Operator
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Shift Supervisor (Advanced Manufacturing)
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Surgical Technician
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Welder