Apprenticeship Information

Looking for Skilled Workers?

Apprenticeship could be the answer! Apprenticeship is a proven tool for developing a highly skilled workforce. It is an employer-driven, "learn-while-you-earn" model that combines job-related educa­tion, supervised on-the-job learning, and a flexible compensation progression. 

It is a flexible strategy easily customized to meet the needs of any business. Apprentices can be new hires (youth and adult) or even current employees who need skill upgrades.

Many think of traditional jobs such as construction, electrician, and plumber as the ideal occupations for an apprenticeship, but Apprenticeship Carolina™ has broadened that scope to include nontraditional indus­try sectors like healthcare, advanced manu­facturing, information technology, tourism, transportation, distribution, logistics, and service industries. The possibilities are endless!

How can appren­ticeship work for my organization?

As a company with a registered apprenticeship, you can:

      • Earn a state tax credit!
      • Influence, shape and mold future employees!
      • Increase productivity!
      • Decrease costly and wasteful turnover!
      • Create a talent pipeline for the future!


Youth Apprenticeship: Earn While You Learn!

South Carolina high school students have the unique opportunity to do just this by participating in a Youth Apprenticeship program. The program combines high school curriculum and career and technology training with critical on-the-job training at a local business. Students can earn a paycheck through part-time work while also earning a national credential in a high-demand occupation. South Carolina's business and industry needs highly skilled workers, and registered apprenticeships work to build a solid talent pipeline for the future. It's a win-win for South Carolina.

      • Earn while they learn
      • Get on-the-job training
      • Get ahead of the competition for in-demand jobs
      • Receive tuition assistance

Pre-Apprenticeship Prepares Students to Succeed!

Pre-apprenticeship programs prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program. These programs promote a diverse and skilled workforce and prepare participants to meet the basic qualifications for entry into an apprenticeship through:

      • An approved training curriculum based on industry standards.
      • Educational and pre-vocational services.
      • Hands-on-training in a simulated lab or through volunteer opportunities.
      • Assistance in applying to registered apprenticeship programs.

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About Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina is an integral part of the SC Technical College System that leads South Carolina in registered apprenticeship programs that help businesses and communities thrive economically. Through innovation, partnerships, and a spirit of excellence, Apprenticeship Carolina catalyzes the promotion of registered youth, adult, and pre-apprenticeships.

To find out more, visit:

SCC Contact Information

Vicky Peppin
Coordinator in CCE | Work-Based Learning 
(864) 592-6115 or (386) 569-9814 cell 

Apprenticeship Carolina Contact Information

Cresta Davis
Youth Apprenticeship Consultant
(803) 240-4695 |