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Apprenticeship Catawba

CVCC, local area manufacturers, and local school districts have partnered to offer apprenticeships.

3 images of a Robot arm, students repairing industrial equipment, and a Robot

Apprenticeship Catawba is an exciting new partnership between local advanced manufacturers, Catawba and Alexander County Schools and Catawba Valley Community College.

Did you know jobs in Mechatronics and Computer Integrated Machining are in demand?

Would you:

  • Enjoy a career working with robots, computer aided design or electronics?
  • Want an opportunity for a college scholarship and NO student loans?
  • Want to take a college classes your junior and senior years in high school at no cost to you?
  • Want a career that pays well?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, visit the Apprenticeship Catawba Information page or call us at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4294 for more information.



ZF Lemforder logo TECHNIBILT a Wanzl Company logo
SARSTEDT Your partner in medicine and science worldwide. logo NCDOL North Carolina Department of Labor logo
TENOWO Nonwovens logo GKN logo
Continental logo Aptar logo



To qualify for the program, one must be a high school junior with a 3.0 minimum grade point average, have good attendance and pass placement tests. Students must also be recommended by a high school guidance counselor or Career and Technical Education advisor.


Want to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities? Visit the Apprenticeship Catawba Information page.

Salary Comparison:

  • National Minimum Wage for US: $7.25/hr and $15,080/year
  • Minimum Wage in NC: $7.25/hr and $15,080/year
  • NC School Teacher with Bachelors Degree $35,000/year
  • Police Officer $36,500

Apprenticeship Graduate $34,000


  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic $43,000
  • Experienced Tool and Die Maker $46,000
  • Controls Technician $53,000
  • Mechatronics Technician $62,000

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