CT Wilson Construction Company is a third-generation, family-owned commercial general contractor located in Durham, North Carolina. For years, it has been using apprenticeship to gain what Kristey Stewart, Program Director of Apprenticeship, describes as a “pipeline of skilled employees” into the company. CT Wilson Construction provides four years of on-the-job, hands-on training and 432 hours of concurrent classroom instruction. Each course is designed to develop competencies in numerous work processes including forming, framing, finishing, specialties, safety, and general skills. Upon completion of this apprenticeship program, apprentices will receive accredited designations that will prepare them for careers as craftsmen, foremen, and superintendents. CT Wilson views its apprenticeship program as a mutually beneficial partnership between the company and its employees.