IGO was recently approved as an agency for the NC Apprentice program which will help in reducing the ongoing technician shortage. The way the program works high school students need to register with the program prior to graduation. They are then enrolled in a two-year community college to achieve a 2-year automotive degree while working part time at an independent repair shop. The big advantage of this program is that students graduate with no tuition costs. The program is just starting so there will be a learning curve to administer the program and getting the word out.