Allstate Apprenticeship Program Moves the Upward Mobility Needle

Central Piedmont’s Work-based Learning department recently partnered with Allstate on the “Good Hands College Apprenticeship,” a paid program that gives students the opportunity to obtain hands-on work experience at Allstate while completing their associate degree or certificate in cybersecurity.

More than 20 Central Piedmont students applied for the 30-hours/week apprenticeship program; however, job offers were extended to only three candidates – Sabrina Carr, Rushit Patel and Joshua Pierce – who began working for Allstate on Jan. 21, 2020, and joined Central Piedmont student Shanelle Keels, who was already on staff.

As apprentices, Central Piedmont’s students will work in teams to catch real-time hackers, attempting to break into Allstate’s systems; help monitor and create best practices for how to keep Allstate’s customers – and their data – safe; and gain valuable leadership skills by participating in a variety of mentoring programs. For their efforts, the students will be paid to learn – $18.64/hour to be exact.

“Allstate’s model of learn and earn is the perfect example of a program that is creating upward mobility in the lives of others,” explains Ed Injaychock, director of work-based learning at Central Piedmont. “It’s helping bridge the gap, providing our students with the training and funding they need to secure a better-paying job or family-sustaining career in the future.”

“We are thrilled for the opportunities this will provide to Central Piedmont’s students and the Allstate Corporation,” added Dave St. Clair, vice president of security operations, hosting services, and the Charlotte Talent Center for Allstate Insurance Company.

Learn more about Central Piedmont’s Work-based Learning programs.

CNN Report: Apprenticeship 2000 Program Pays CPCC Students to Go to College

CNN recently visited CPCC’s Central Campus to learn more about the Apprenticeship 2000 program, an initiative that equips CPCC students with today’s manufacturing skills, helps them graduate with no debt and guarantees them a job after graduation.

To see the complete story, visit http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/cnnmoney/2014/11/14/ivory-apprentice.cnnmoney.html.

Attention Veterans: Siemens Energy Inc. Paid Apprenticeship Positions

Siemens Energy Inc.

Siemens Energy Inc.

Siemens Energy Inc. is recruiting for paid apprenticeship positions in the area of maintenance / mechatronics for veterans with experience and training that aligns with this area of work. Apprentices will gain the knowledge and expertise to maintain, repair and start up highly complex manufacturing machinery. There are four positions available for an August start-date and the students will be simultaneously enrolled in a corresponding CPCC program while gaining training and work experience at Siemens. To be screened for the application process, contact Chelsey McRorie of the Veterans Resource Center (704-330-6229) immediately.