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The North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program

Our Mission

In an effort to reduce the automotive industry technician shortage, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program.
Employers can participate at no cost and are able to interview and select their own apprentices.
The North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program is open to high school seniors who must register with the program and be placed with an approved shop prior to graduation from their high school.

Get Real World Experience

Registered apprentices receive an hourly wage, paid tuition and possible grant money, allowing them to get their automotive degree cost free. During the program, they will also be paid to obtain real world experience in an established automotive shop, under a season technician. Once completed, they will receive their degree, apprentice certification and Journeyman’s Card.

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Investing In The Future

Although North Carolina’s apprenticeship program has been around for years, it was not available to automotive students until earlier in 2019 when, after nearly three years’ of effort, the IGONC finally saw all its hard work come to fruition with the introduction of the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. We’re thrilled to do our part to address the ongoing tech shortage plaguing the automotive industry.

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