Are you ready to learn advanced skills, jump into a stable career, and become a leader? Alamance Community College provides an avenue through the Career Accelerator Program for high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit tuition-free while getting paid to receive on-the-job training.  

The Career Accelerator Program (CAP) is a partnership of ABSS, the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, ACC, and local manufacturing-based companies.

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Current CAP Career Pathways

The Career Accelerator Program (CAP) offers apprenticeships in a number of advanced manufacturing sectors, including automotive driveline products, specialty controls, packaging, plastics, technical fabrics, and more.  A few of the career areas you can pursue include:

  • Mechatronics – This growing field combines the expertise of both mechanical and electrical systems. Mechatronics technicians are able to diagnose, troubleshoot, and install all types of industrial equipment.
  • CNC Machining –  Computer Numerically Controlled machines have a high level of accuracy and efficiency, and are typically used to produce precise parts. CNC machinists work from blueprints or detailed drawings and utilize design and computer-aided-machining software.
  • Mechanical – The industrial equipment of today requires technicians who are skilled at mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic repairs; troubleshooting; and fabrication of components. 
  • Electrical – Learn to diagnose, repair and install electrical systems and electronic machines and industrial controls; including robotics, automation, and power distribution. Utilize precision diagnostic tools, computers, and programming skills.

See Justin Snyder, Dean of Industrial Technologies at ACC, discuss how you can earn while you learn!

Triad Today, April 2021


CAP and ACC Featured in PBS’ NC Impact Series

Learn about the experiences of some apprentices, hear from employers and community leaders, and see the impact of this valuable program across Alamance County.

Why Apprenticeship?

Discover apprenticeship: a promising career, college degree, and zero debt. The career accelerator program is building for tomorrow.

apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to create your own future, right here in Alamance County! you don't have to wait until graduation to make your move. You can start right now.

apprenticeship just makes sense. Avoid debt, get paid, go to college, get skills, lock down your future, make bank, stand out, and give back! Apprenticeship is about growth. Explore the possibilities in electronics, robotics, engineering, automotive, HVAC, plastics, textiles, computer-aided design, electrical systems, welding, and quality control.

take the next step. want to learn more? visit to apply! local companies providing internships include ECI, GKN Driveline, Sandvik, Glen Raven, Indulor, AKG, Jabil, IntraPac, Fairystone Fabrics, and Shawmut.

Ready to get started?

Visit the CAP website to learn about your next steps!