National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is November 15-21, 2021 as recognized on a national and local levels. North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, proclaims National Apprenticeship Week 2021. See proclamation here.

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as responding to critical supply chain demands and supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, addressing public health issues, and rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.

As a celebration, we wanted to highlight some of our apprentices and where they are at in our program.

 

Apprentice Atticus working at Carfix

Name: Atticus
Shop: Carfix – Garner Location
School: Wake Tech Community College
Started: August 2020. Atticus will graduate in 2022 with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology, tuition FREE!
“Atticus has come a long way since he started at Carfix. He started out mostly observing and helping out with lot porter duties. As his confidence and competence has grown, we steadily increased the level of responsibility given to him. He now helps with general service needs. I’m excited to see where this path takes him as he continues to grow as a person and as a technician.” – Mike Allen, Owner of Carfix

 

Apprentice Jason C working at AutoTrends

Name: Jason C
Shop: The Autotrends – Greensboro
School: Guilford Tech Community College
Started: January 2021. Jason will graduate in 2022 with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology, tuition FREE!
“Jason works closely with our shop foreman and will transition into an even larger role with him by his first anniversary with us. Speaking with Jason’s instructors, he is excelling in all aspects of his curriculum.

Graduated Technician Bridgette working at L&N Performance & Auto Repair

Name: Bridgette
Shop: L&N Performance & Auto Repair – Blowing Rock
Bridgette graduated from the apprenticeship program in June 2021 and is now working full time as a technician at L&N Performance.

Apprentice Tyler working at Triangle Car Care

Name: Tyler
Shop: Triangle Car Care
School: Wake Tech Community College
Started: April 2021. Tyler will graduate in 2023 with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology, tuition FREE!
“Tyler has been with us for almost a year and has shown great improvement. He takes instruction well and fits in well with the rest of our staff. We look forward to seeing Tyler continue to grow during his second year of the apprenticeship.” – Bobby Dunn, Owner of Triangle Car Care

Apprentice Brady working at Chapel Hill Tire

Name: Brady
Shop: Chapel Hill Tire – Carrboro
School: Wake Tech Community College
Started: August 2021. Brady will graduate in 2023 with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology, tuition FREE!
“Brady is doing great in the shop learning the ropes. We look forward to seeing him grow.” – Terry Govoreau, Human Resources Director at Chapel Hill Tire

Apprentice Jason S working at Chapel Hill Tire

Name: Jason S
Shop: Chapel Hill Tire – Apex
School: Wake Tech Community College
Started: August 2021. Jason will graduate in 2022 with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology, tuition FREE!
“Jason is fitting in very well with our team. He is developing quickly within the shop.” – Terry Govoreau, Human Resources Director at Chapel Hill Tire

Marby working at R&N Motor Company

Name: Marby
Shop: R&N Motor Company – Sanford
Marby graduated from the apprenticeship program in June 2021 and is now working full time as a technician at R & N Motor Company.

Apprentice Israel working at King’s Auto Service

Name: Israel
Shop: King’s Auto Service – Raleigh
School: Wake Tech Community College
Started: August 2019. Israel will graduate in December 2021 with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology, tuition FREE!
“Israel is in his final months at Wake Tech and has become a great asset to our business. He has new levels of responsibilities and he has a passion for the business. Thank you ASTA for the apprenticeship program as a membership benefit.” – Dean Bailey, Owner of King’s Auto Service, Inc.

Apprentice Nathan working at Whitley Automotive

Name: Nathan
Shop: Whitley Automotive – Marshville
School: Central Piedmont Community College
Started: May 2021. Nathan will graduate in 2023 with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology, tuition FREE!
“Nathan has become more than just an apprentice, he is an asset and part of the team. Watching him progress and the interaction with his mentor is invaluable.” – Chad Whitley, Owner of Whitley Automotive
If you know of an apprentice or shop interested in the NC Automotive Apprenticeship Program, please contact Maddi.Hennessey@astausa.org or call (919)-322-0609. Visit https://ncautoapprentice.com/ for more information.
Sources:
https://www.apprenticeship.gov/national-apprenticeship-week
https://governor.nc.gov/media/2865/open

Written by Maddi Hennessey

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