The Research Shop recently received notification they were given provisional registration into the Apprentice Training program with the North Carolina Community College System and ApprenticeshipNC. Research Shop supervisor Neil Bain answered questions about the new program and what this means for their operations.
What is the Apprenticeship Training program and how did The Research Shop become involved?
The Apprenticeship program is administrated by ApprenticeshipNC, the NC Community College System and the NC State BAE Research Shop, also known as the sponsor. The program ensures the education and training of all participants so that the State of NC can show companies looking to relocate to our state that we can provide well trained candidates for employment. The Research Shop has started an Apprenticeship for two reasons; to cross-train Joe Blalock as a machinist and to ensure the Research Shop can train future employees if necessary. The Research Shop program officially started on April 6, 2022.