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CPCC Computer Integrated Machining Program student and Siemen’s Apprentice, Chad Robinson, met Friday with President Trump, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel, and some American business giants who are squarely leading the attack on the alarming U.S. skills gap (6 million unfilled jobs) by creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for high school teens to on-board paths that lead directly to […]

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 […]

In previous centuries, people took apprenticeships to learn a trade.  Today, apprenticeships are returning as a way to prepare the next generation of workers. There are about 375,000 apprentices working around the U.S. and the president wants to double that number over the next five years. In this region, ten community colleges are banding together […]