Apprentices spend part of their time with hands-on experience working and part of their time in class at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), whose expertise helped us develop specific classes for this path. Whether students are at work or at school, we pay them for their time and give them bonuses based on performance. Showing appreciation for hard work is part of our process. After graduation, they have a guaranteed job and four years of seniority within the company. Since our program’s start in 1995, we’re proud to say more than one hundred companies across North Carolina have adopted a similar program.