Paid Apprenticeships with Coca-Cola Consolidated

Did you know the nation's largest Coca-Cola Bottler is based right here in Charlotte? It takes all different kinds of workers to make those facilities run. Now, you can get paid to learn the skills you need to be part of that action.

Earn and Learn

You can “earn and learn” with a paid apprenticeship with Coca-Cola Consolidated. Coke Consolidated is funding apprenticeships at Central Piedmont Community College to spur interest in high-demand positions in manufacturing, equipment repair, and logistics at its Charlotte-area facilities. 

Attend an Information Session

Please check back in early 2025 for details about future information sessions.


Scholars have been selected for 2024 and the applicant process is closed at this time. The next application cycle will begin in 2025. We anticipate future apprenticeships will begin in Summer 2025 and take 12 months to complete. During the program, selected candidates can expect to work about 20 hours per week and enroll in three or four college level courses each semester. Upon successful completion of the program, the apprentice will transition into a full-time position.

Program Details

  • Qualified applicants will get paid experience through part-time positions at Coke Consolidated while receiving financial support to pay for career certificates in fields to prepare you for careers such as:

    – Manufacturing & Warehouse Mechanic. Participants will complete the following certificates as part of the apprenticeship: Industrial Automation Technician I & Industrial Automation Technician II

    – Diesel Mechanic (Red Classic Transportation). Participants will complete the following certificates as part of the apprenticeship: Over the Road Specialist I & Over the Road Specialist II

    – Equipment Services Reconditioning Technician (HVAC and electrical skills). Participants will complete the following certificate as part of the apprenticeship: HVAC-R Technology specialization in Industry Introduction

  • The basic qualification for the Coke Consolidated apprenticeships is a high school diploma or equivalent.

Learn More about the Apprenticeship

Apply for the Apprenticeship

Applications are now being accepted. Apprenticeships will begin in Summer 2024 and take 12 months to complete.

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