Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP)
Check out the highlights below.
Are you ready to learn advanced skills, jump into a stable career, and become a leader? Join the growing number of high school students who are creating a bright future at local companies that have a vision for building a talented workforce.
Some quick highlights
Who can apply:
- Juniors or Seniors in High School.
- Unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher--If you have a 2.5 or higher, you can still apply under some circumstances.
- Good attendance.
Highlights about the program:
- Apprentices earn money on the job as soon as they start the apprenticeship program while also taking college classes at no cost. In fact, students actually get paid for time spent in class. See how you can get a jump start on a promising career, a college degree, and financial stability.
- Get paid for 8,000 hours of one-the-job and classroom training during the 4-year program
- Earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) from Guilford Technical Community College
- All tuition, books, and fees for the Associate degree program are covered, so you graduate debt free
- Have the option after apprenticeship graduation to transfer degree credits to most state four-year universities in order to earn a bachelor’s degree
- Obtain specialized certification and experience that is recognized and sought by employers
- Many employers offer health insurance, retirement, and paid-time-off benefits to apprentices
- This is an overall scholarship of around $125,000.
- The average apprentice who finishes the program will make an average of $58,000 their first year after graduating in the program.
If you think you might be interested, you can go to the GAP website below and complete the online application. You will then receive information about GAP deadlines and events!
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
Career Exploration Program (CEP)
What is the ASVAB?
The Department of Defense sponsors the ASVAB CEP with a two-part mission:
1)provide a career exploration service to American youth and
2)provide qualified leads to military recruiters.
Participants have no obligation to talk to a military recruiter or enter military service, but students in 11th grade and beyond can use their scores to explore enlistment if they choose. The ASVAB CEP promotes career literacy through exposure to career-field entry requirements and future-oriented planning tools to help students develop an action plan to share with parents and educators. The ASVAB CEP is not all about the Military; it’s about options. The ASVAB CEP offers an equally unique opportunity to those interested in pursuing post-secondary education, work-based learning and the Military because the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a variety of careers in addition to military occupations.
Career and College Promise: Try on College in High School
Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students the chance to earn college credits at a community college campus. The program is tuition-free for high school juniors and seniors (semester fees will apply). You must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher or passing test scores.
Students can earn:
- College credit transferable to all UNC System Institutionsand many of NC’s Independent Colleges and Universities
- A credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career
- A high school diploma and two years of college credit in four to five years through innovative cooperative high schools (limited availability).
Spring 2022 Semester:
- Oct. 21, 2021: Priority application deadline for early registration
- Dec. 6, 2021: Deadline to submit new applications
- Jan. 10, 2022: First day of the spring semester