Bright Plastics Participates in GAPNC

Bright Plastics Participates in GAPNC

Plastics Business

An initiative in North Carolina is allowing manufacturing companies to groom their own workforce while building a strong resource of skilled workers. Bright Plastics, a custom injection molding company in Greensboro, North Carolina, participates in the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAPNC) initiative.

Led by several local business partners, GAP is sponsored by the Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative and the Greensboro Partnership. GAP offers local high school students apprenticeship programs with manufacturing companies in the area. There also is the potential to earn income and there are no student loans attached.

Students can earn a two-year degree and a journeyman-level certification by both the state and federal government that is portable in all 50 states. To complete the 8,000-hour college program, a student must have 1,600 hours of classroom training and 6,400 hours of supervised, on-the-job training.

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