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Frequently Asked Questions about Apprenticeship


Do you have questions about the many parts that make up apprenticeships?


We have answers to your questions about:


Supervision and Training

Appenticeable Occupations





How are appentices supervised?

Apprentices are required to have a “mentor” supervise them while training on the job. The mentor is an experienced current employee who can determine when an apprentice is sufficiently trained in specific competencies. CNCC helps train existing employees to become able mentors.

What occupations are apprenticeships suitable for?

While traditionally associated with industry and trade occupations, apprenticeships can be registered for nearly any occupation

How are apprentices hired?

Apprentices are hired like any other employee. 

How are apprentices classified?

Apprentices are considered employees of the business they are apprenticing at. If an apprentice is also taking classes at CNCC as a part of their instruction, they are also considered students of the college and eligible for many services and aid.

How are apprentices paid?

Apprentices are paid an hourly wage for the hours they work. This wage must comply with federal and state minimum wage requirements. During the course of the apprenticeship program, there must be at least one increasing wage increment. This can coincide with a milestone in their training, or with the completion of the program. By the end of the apprenticeship, the apprentice should be paid a standard employee’s hourly wage.

For more information and assistance contact 

Sasha Nelson 

Dean of Workforce Education & Economic Development 

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Office: (970) 824-1118  

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About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.