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Coordinator, Apprenticeship Programs
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
Date Posted 04/14/2022
Center for Workforce Engagement
Salary $50,000 - $60,000 -  
Employment Type Full Time Staff
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Coordinator, Apprenticeship Programs


Center for Workforce Engagement



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Resources Development, Business, or some related field from an accredited college or university

Work Experience

Three years of industry experience and/or working in workforce development.

Preferred Qualifications

Three years of industry experience and/or working in workforce development. Experience working in higher learning institutions or community colleges is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relations skills.
2. Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
3. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
4. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action.
5. Ability to be nimble and responsive to industry needs.
6. Ability to make presentations to large audiences.
7. Ability to positively engage with students of all level.
8. Excellent computer skills as evidenced by experience with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and being acquainted with data entry processing.
9. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
10. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Essential Functions

The apprenticeship Coordinator will be responsible for creating individualized apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships that will prepare students for work in high-need fields. The Apprenticeship Coordinator will be responsible for building relationships with a diverse range of employers within the RTP, Durham County, and Orange County areas with the intent to create apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships opportunities for students.

This position will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to help identify and develop training programs to meet the needs of local business and industry partners through registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. To collaborate closely with NC Community College System Offices, high school representatives, economic development agencies, and program deans and directors to identify career pathways for creating a sustainable pipeline through apprenticeship.

Job Duties

1. Work directly with business and industry to develop the key elements of registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs and assist in the various stages of development including allocating resources to best accomplish the goals of programs.
2. Collaborate on the development and evaluation of Work-Based Learning (WBL), apprenticeships, internships, job shadow, on-the-job training, etc.
3. Work directly with program deans, directors, success coaches, etc., to identify proper training and career pathway for each student.
4. Support outreach initiatives to create awareness and recruit students into apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs
5. Engages collaboratively with ApprenitceshipNC, and, in particular, the college’s designated state coordinator, on all aspects related to registered pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships.
6. Work directly with all departments of the Center for Workforce Engagement – Career Services, Corporate Services, HRD, and SBC.
7. Build relationships with other community development/partner organizations to identify sources of funding for programming and provide support for grant/funding proposals.
8. Ensure compliance with the standards of the NC Community College System for Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship.
9. Participate actively on appropriate committees and task forces and in professional associations and organizations at the campus, regional, and state levels.
10. Represent the college with local workforce development partners, business organizations, and economic development groups.
11. Collaborate with Director to establish a process for communicating projects updates in a timely and sufficient manner.
12. Support the Director in the instruction and NCCCS compliance of WBL courses.
13. Pursue and maintain a positive, helpful, and constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.
14. Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director, Executive Director, Chief of Staff, or President.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, at times, up to 25 lbs.
  • Personal protection equipment as required by clients on visits.

Required Working Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Hiring Range

$50,000 - $60,000

Job Type

Full Time Staff

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