Apprenticeship Program groninger USA

Our program provides on-the-job training from qualified mentors to individuals interested in working in advanced manufacturing. Established in 2015, we began to train talent and offer company-paid education that can be completed in a 4 year period. In partnership with Central Piedmont Community College, and its apprenticeship organization, Apprenticeship Charlotte, groninger USA and our partner companies recruit and train candidates for high-demand careers in technically-oriented areas. 

groninger USA Services - Charlotte, North Carolina
groninger USA Services - Charlotte, North Carolina

Choosing to pursue an apprenticeship at groninger USA after high school was the best decision I could have made!

Jenny Dam
groninger USA Apprentice Graduate

Apprenticeship Benefits

  • Paid career opportunity with excellent benefits package
  • Graduate from school debt-free
  • Full-time employment opportunities after graduation, with successful completion of the program
  • 4 years of advanced technical training at our facility
  • Graduate from CPCC with an Associate Degree
  • Receive a Journeyman Certificate from NC Department of Labor (NCDOL)
  • Additional scholarship opportunities to continue education

Apprenticeship Tracks


Graduates in the Mechatronics track will:

The Mechatronics track contains hands-on mechanical, electrical, and automation training. 

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, repair, and install cutting edge machinery 
  • Perform equipment upgrades 
  • Provide exceptional technical service support across North America and Puerto Rico
  • Assemble OEM parts and engineered solutions 
Mechatronics Apprentice
Mechatronics Apprentice

Computer Integrated Machining

Graduates in the Computer Integrated Machining track will:

The Computer Integrated Machining track contains mechanical course work in machine design and manufacturing processes, metrology, and structural integrity of materials. 

  • Read and understand mechanical drawings 
  • Use computer-aided design software
  • Program and operate modern CNC milling and turning centers
  • Use precision measuring equipment for quality control 


Computer Integrated Machining Apprentice
Computer Integrated Machining Apprentice


  • At least 16 years old at the start of the program 
  • Either a junior or senior in high school 
  • Algrebra 1 & 2, geometry, physics, drafting, and computer application classes are preferred
  • Unweighted GPA of 2.8
  • Good attendance
  • Nontraditional applicants (i.e. Veterans, experienced professionals) and returning applicants are welcome to apply 


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