• Stephanie Welcome to Career Development!
    Mrs. Stephanie Mitchener
    Office-Guidance Suite
    Career Development Coordinator
    Email: stephanie_mitchener@abss.k12.nc.us
    Office phone: 336-438-4000 ext. 40026
    Western: 336-538-6020 

    This is my 11th year serving as Career Development Coordinator for Western Alamance High School and Middle School. I am responsible for coordinating career development services for all students and for establishing and maintaining business/education partnerships that support the school system's mission and individual school's School Improvement Plans. I serve all students by building linkages with the school staff, business/industry representatives, postsecondary educational personnel, parents, and civic and community organizations. Working collaboratively with the school staff and coordinating the support services of the business community, I facilitate student transition from school to career.

    Come see me and let me help you with your Career Planning!
  • The Career Accelerator Program (CAP) is a four-year training partnership between local manufacturing companies, Alamance Community College and the Alamance Burlington School System. High school juniors and seniors are recruited and matched with these companies to train for their future career.


    What is a CAP Apprenticeship?

    A CAP apprenticeship is a unique dual system of training that combines education with practical experience to provide comprehensive preparation for a career in manufacturing. The 4-year program combines hands-on training provided by your employer with supporting college classes offered at Alamance Community College.

    What Careers does CAP train for?

    • CNC Machinist
    • Machinist
    • Mechanical Technician
    • Mechatronics Technician
    • Mechatronics Electrician
    • Mold/Plastic Technician
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Welding Fabricator

    At the end of the program, apprentices may earn $35,000-$50,000/year.


    Facility Tours & Application

    Facility Tours 2018-19

    December 6 (Thurs.) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Technical Precision Plastics
    December 8 (Sat.) 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM AKG
    December 8 (Sat.) 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sandvik
    January 24 (Thurs.) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Jabil Packaging Solutions
    January 26 (Sat.) 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Glen Raven/Shawmut
    January 26 (Sat) 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM GKN
    February 2 (Sat) 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Fairystone Fabrics
    February 9 (Sat) 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM ECI
    February 9 (Sat) 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Indulor
    Sign Up For Facility Tours



    Completed applications must be received by February 1, 2019 with all requested documentation and signatures. Full submission details are at the bottom of the application.

    Instructions for applying:

    Click here to open a new window with the 2018-19 CAP Application

    • Download the pdf application to your computer to type into the form. To download, click the small icon of a page with a down arrow. (If you have any difficulties, you can print, and write your answers on the application.)
    • Save, print and follow instructions at the bottom of the application
    • Submit with your most recent transcript available.

    The Career Accelerator Program works closely with high schools in Alamance County to select juniors and seniors for an apprenticeship.

    To be considered, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum GPA 2.8
    • For home schooled students, community college placement test
    • Math 1, Math 2 & Math 3
    • Attendance (No more than 5 absences per year)
    • Commitment of parent/guardian and student

    And have taken some (or all) of the recommended courses

    • Physics
    • Drafting or Engineering
    • Computers (Software, Multimedia, Webpage Design, Programming)
    • Hands-On Courses (Automotive, Electrical, Agricultural Mechanics, Carpentry, Machining, etc.)
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    The ASVAB will be given November 27, 2018 in the ROTC classroom beginning at 8:10.

    If you are a 10-12 grader, please Click Here to register.



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