10-26-2022 – FleetGenius signs 2 apprentices through CCC&TI

Posted on: October 26th, 2022 by admin No Comments

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By CADY DAVIS CDAVIS@NEWSTOPICNEWS.COM

Oct 25, 2022

HUDSON — FleetGenius of North Carolina has partnered with Apprentice N.C. to provide apprenticeship opportunities to students in the area.

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, two apprentices signed contracts with FleetGenius in the library of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI). The first, Alisha Pitts, lives in Morganton and is a first-year Welding Technology student at McDowell Tech. The second student is Lilisenia Remigio, a senior at West Caldwell High School who is graduating in December. Remigio is enrolling in CCC&TI’s Welding Technology program for the Spring semester, which begins Jan. 9.

 

“The intent of the program is to actually groom applicants to become leaders within our company,” said Meredith Wilson, FleetGenius talent acquisition liaison and a graduate of CCC&TI’s Welding Technology program. “It’s going to be extremely beneficial for us and extremely beneficial for all of our candidates.”

 

For students pursuing a manufacturing career path, this program provides on-the-job training and flexible work schedules.

 

“I’m excited for this program,” said Lea Cook, FleetGenius plant manager. “It’s obviously going to help us with getting employment and stuff like that, but it’s also good for the students to have the opportunity to make money while they’re going to school and also be in the field that they’re going to school for … This is the first one, and we look forward to many more.”

 

Apprentices will learn all of the processes from start to finish. At the end of their apprenticeship, they will know every aspect of fabricating, welding, painting, and shipping waste containers.

 

Apprentices are also eligible for financial incentives; after a year of employment, they will have received $1,000 in bonuses. FleetGenius currently offers two career pathway options for apprentices, welding and industrial service maintenance (mechatronics), and is in the process of adding drafting as a third pathway.

 

High school students who register as pre-apprentices are eligible for a tuition waiver through the local community colleges.

 

CCC&TI has a variety of apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers of all ages, as well as partnerships for local employers wanting to hire apprentices. In fact, the state is offering incentives for businesses who sign an apprentice through CCC&TI. Anyone wanting to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities can visit http://www.cccti.edu/apprentice or contact Business and Career Services Associate Dean Rick Shew at 828-759-4635 or rshew@cccti.edu.

 

“This is an awesome example of what can happen when business and industry works with education to meet the workforce needs and the pipeline needs in our community,” said Mark Poarch, CCC&TI president. “I greatly appreciate the partnership that we have with FleetGenius, and for students to have the opportunity to earn while they learn is just another great tool that we have with this apprenticeship program.”

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