FRCE to Begin Accepting Applicants for Paid Apprenticeship Program

FRCE to Begin Accepting Applicants for Paid Apprenticeship Program

March 16, 2020

Members of FRC East's 2019 apprenticeship program attend class at Craven Community College
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) — Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) will begin accepting applications for the Naval Air Systems Command National Apprenticeship Program Mar. 16.

“We’re excited to offer our community this opportunity to build a stable and meaningful career,” said FRCE Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Nieto. “The program benefits the community and allows FRCE to strategically plan our future workforce. This is a chance for people to learn a skilled trade, contribute to the defense of our country and get paid while they do it.”

This unique work-study program offers participants the opportunity to work as full-time federal employees, receiving pay and benefits, as they pursue a combination of education and on-the-job training. Tuition is paid by FRCE. Apprentices will learn and work in FRCE’s production department, training in trades including machinist, pneudraulics, sheet metal, and aircraft mechanical parts repairer.

Those who successfully complete the four-year program will earn an academic certificate, trade theory certificate and certification recognized by the state of North Carolina and the U.S. Department of Labor. In return, they agree to provide the depot with two years of skilled labor.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must complete the application process on the USAJobs website (, for job announcement number DE-10736899-20-BSJ, and pass an assessment.  There are a limited number of available slots and registration closes Mar. 20.

For more information, contact FRCE Human Resource Office at 252-464-5865/8974/9992/5152 or email:

From Fleet Readiness Center Public Affairs