Category: North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program

Growing your own technicians. It works!

August 18th, 2021 by

3 years ago this young high school kid walked in our front door unannounced, wanting a part time job. My initial impression wasn’t great, but it was a busy time of the year so I interviewed him and decided to give him a chance. That same year (2019) he graduated high school and started full […]

Apprentices for Hire

January 14th, 2021 by

  We have had more interest in the apprentice program than ever before! Let’s not let COVID get in the way, sign up to be a host today! For most shops, students under 18 are covered by the high school automotive program’s workers comp. If you have any questions, reach out to us or your […]

Joe Wrench Warning

December 18th, 2019 by

Joe Wrench Warning I was sitting in class following intently the instructor’s presentation on how to properly lace a motorcycle wheel. I was so excited to finally understand how the process worked. Being the classroom was next to Daytona International Speedway made for some very interesting back ground sounds during the school day. It was […]

Principal for a Day – BY IGONC President John Hill

November 20th, 2019 by

Ever wonder what a school principal does with their days? I thought I knew the answers, yet much of what I thought they did is the easy stuff. Each year the Guilford Education Alliance hosts “Principal for a Day”, where community members spend the morning shadowing a Guilford County School principal.  I was assigned to […]

IGONC Seeks High School Seniors and Shops for 2020-2021 Automotive Apprenticeship Program

September 17th, 2019 by

Raleigh, NC (September 17, 2019) – The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is seeking current high school seniors interested in pursuing a successful automotive career for participation in the 2020-2021 North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices in the program receive a free education through the North Carolina Community College system while gaining on-the-job […]