BÃ¼hler Aeroglide has announced a new apprenticeship program that allows high school graduates to gain professional practice skills combined with a college education. As co-founder of the new North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), BÃ¼hler offers a post-secondary education that places emphasis on real-world training while participants receive a salary. The new employer-driven program is based on the European apprentice model in place at BÃ¼hler headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland.
BÃ¼hler President Hansjoerg Ill says investment in education and the development of new talent is naturally consistent with the company's legacy, culture and business strategies. It also demonstrates the company's longstanding commitment to the industries and customers it serves. The first class of apprentices starts their paid apprenticeships in September 2014. Students will learn everything about the manufacturing trade including automation, engineering and design, and building and fabrication. They will also attend school through Wake Technical Community College during the four-year program.
BÃ¼hler has approximately 600 apprentices worldwide going through similar programs.