The only requirements pertaining to apprentices entering a registered apprenticeship program are that they must be at least 16 years of age. Registered apprentices must be selected without regard to gender, race, age, sexual orientation or religious affiliation—just like any other employee.
Any other selection criteria is determined by the employer or group of employers sponsoring the program based upon the specific requirements of their industry.
Typically, registered apprentices will need to demonstrate that they have an aptitude and ability for the given occupation, that they meet any minimum educational requirements for a given program, and that they fulfill any health and safety requirements for an occupation.
Some employers choose to integrate the use of assessment tools such as WorkKeys into their selection process. Qualification criteria must be objective.
Available for: Manufacturing, information technology and professional services companies with registered apprenticeship programs in South Carolina.
Grant will be used to fund Apprenticeship scholarships for training conducted by the technical colleges as well as a Return on Investment (ROI) Study through the University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business.
View the Internships and Apprenticeships video that describes the program’s policies and procedures and identifies participants’ responsibilities throughout the course of the internship.
Video is an archived webinar that was held on August 18, 2016 in partnership with the Centers Collaborative for Technical Assistance (CCTA).