Information for Businesses

Many firms and companies have difficulty finding employees with the necessary skills or desired level of company-specific knowledge. Through apprenticeships, employers can reduce operational costs, establish a streamlined channel to find new workers, advance existing workers, build employee loyalty, reduce attrition, and foster new leaders.

South Piedmont Community College partners with local business and industry to create apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs that meet the workforce needs of Union and Anson counties. We can assist you in development, registration, and implementation of an apprenticeship program for your company.  

Apprenticeship programs provide a highly skilled work force through classroom instruction and on the job training.


If you are a business interested in sponsoring an apprenticeship, or if you are a current high school senior, high school graduate, or working adult interested in apprenticeship opportunities, please contact Russell Carpenter at rcarpenter@spcc.edu, or 704-290-5892

Information for Students

What is apprenticeship?

  • An apprenticeship allows students to earn while they learn a highly-skilled trade. The program consist of intensive on the job training and related classroom instruction provided by South Piedmont Community College.
  • Apprentices receive free education while earning a full time wage that increases as they progress through the program.
  • At the completion of the program apprentices will receive Journey workers Certification, college credits that can be applied towards a Diploma or Degree, in addition to secure employment with the opportunity to advance.

Apprenticeships currently being offered include:

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Machinist
  • Electrician
  • Quality Associate
  • Process Technician


To participate in the apprenticeship program you must be selected and hired by one of our partnering companies. To apply to these companies please send a current resume to rcarpenter@spcc.edu.