Owen Sims is still in high school, but the 17-year-old is already headed toward a well-paying career at a high-tech manufacturer.
The home-schooled senior from Concord works a few hours a day, five days a week at Max Daetwyler Corp., a custom machine maker in Huntersville. Within a few years, he’ll have learned and worked in every department at the company.
He does it as part of the Apprenticeship 2000, a program of five Charlotte-area manufacturers that trains students on the job, pays for their college and guarantees them work after graduation. The program, offered at CPCC, is marking its 20th anniversary this year.
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