Who's it for?
Students wishing to participate with Apprenticeship Catawba must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have excellent math and technical skills, and a good attendance record.
What problem does it solve?
Jobs in Mechatronics and Computer-Integrated Machining are in demand, but many believe you have to take out tremendous student loans to get the college knowledge and skills needed for the job.
How does it help?
AC is a partnership between local advanced manufacturers and CVCC and provides you with a full scholarship AND a paycheck while earning your degree.
What is Apprenticeship Catawba? 4-year program: one day per week at CVCC, combined with 8,000 hours of on-the-job training provided by a local manufacturing company Journeyman Certificate-NC Department of Commerce and the US Department of Labor Associate in Applied Science in Mechatronics Engineering Technology or Computer Integrated Machining Technology from CVCC Earn a paycheck while earning a degree and learning manufacturing skills College education is free; the company will pay 100% of tuition and books Guaranteed employment opportunity with 4-years seniority (based on successful completion and satisfactory job performance) Additional scholarship opportunities to continue education and obtain 4-yr degree (may vary by company) Career and College Promise-get a jump start into Apprenticeship Catawba!