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Contact: Chrysten Crockett
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November 27, 2013

Schaeffler Apprenticeship Program Creates Job Opportunities for York Tech Students

apprenticeROCK HILL The partnership that York Technical College has developed with international automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler, through its metalworking trades apprenticeship program is creating promising opportunities for York Tech students.

York Tech announced its partnership with Schaeffler early last week where York Tech President Greg Rutherford expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to partner with such a dynamic company. Because York Tech offers programs where students can obtain degrees and certificates in a diverse category of metalworking trades, this Schaeffler apprenticehip program is ideal for York Tech students and their future career success.

“I get calls on a daily basis for skilled machine-tool personnel jobs, so I’m sure that this program will increase the chances of students having great careers,” student Michael McClain said.

The apprentice program is 3 1/2 years in length and is comprised of two main components; academic/shop theory studies at York Tech and on-the-job training at one of their three manufacturing facilities. Apprentices will learn the trades of Skilled Setup Operators/Machinist, Maintenance Mechanics and Tool & Die Makers and will become an internal source for filling key jobs involving new products and technologies. The Apprentices are full-time, benefit eligible employees that are paid while in school as well as during their training.

Students also get the benefit of having all educational costs paid for by Schaeffler. Upon completion of the program, graduating apprentices will receive an Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology from York Tech and an Apprenticeship Certificate from The US Department of Labor (USDOL).

The deadline for applications is Dec. 15 for classes that begin Jan. 13. The application can be found by visiting the Schaeffler website and clicking on ‘careers.’


About Schaeffler:

Schaeffler Group North America is responsible for the engineering, production, sales and marketing for the INA, LuK, FAG and Barden brands throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. All four brands provide high-performance, precision technologies for the Automotive OEM, Industrial OEM and Distribution markets as well as the Aerospace industry.


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