Apprenticeship Information

Companies constantly face the challege of finding a highly-skilled workforce.
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 scalable wage progression. 

Apprenticeship is a flexible strategy that is easily customized to meet the needs of any business. Apprentices can be new hires (youth and adult), or companies can select current employees who need skill upgrades to join the apprenticeship program. 

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

Registered appren­ticeship can work for your 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 turnover
  • Create a talent pipeline for the future

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South Carolina's 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 performed at a local business. Students can pull in a paycheck through part-time work while earning a national credential in one of many high-demand occupations. South Carolina's business and industry need highly skilled workers. Registered apprenticeship works to build a solid talent pipeline for the future.

Students can:

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


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 experience or through volunteer opportunities
  • Assistance in applying to registered apprenticeship programs


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. Apprenticeship Carolina is also a resource to help employers create, maintain and maximize these programs' use. Apprenticeship Carolina is committed to creating and strengthening career pathways that enrich and enhance South Carolina's existing and future workforce. To find out more, visit:

Local Area 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 |