Candidates - contact your school's Career Development Counselor and CTE teachers now about upcoming NCTAP visits to your school!  Sign up for NCTAP Facility Tours in December and January from this link.

(School Career Coordinators and CTE teachers are welcome to visit, too!)

November 19th, 2015 - Vance Granville Community College joins NCTAP - read details in this press release.

November 5th, 2015 - NCTAP participated in the inaugural event for the new Guilford Apprenticeship Partners,   Read about this in a press release from NCTAP Partner Schunk, whose 2nd-year apprentice Jack Rensel delivered a memorable speech to Governor Patrick McCrory and a large audience. Way to go Jack, Schunk and NCTAP!

NCTAP welcomes its new partner,  Accu-Fab of Raleigh, NC.  The company is a quality provider of contract manufac-turing services and more located in Raleigh, NC serving corporations all over the world.

NCTAP Welcomes its newest partner,  Dill Air Controls Products of Oxford, NC.  Dill is the leader in the automotive aftermarket for tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) replacement sensors, valve stems, service kits, and mechanical tools.

NCTAP's Founding Chairman invited to the White House

On September 8th I had the privilege to represent NCTAP at the national ApprenticeshipUSA Leader summit. It  verified that we are on the right track and probably far beyond a lot of the other programs. Therefore let’s keep going and increase the number of companies as well as apprentices in the next few years. While there I met again a very enthusiastic USDOL Secretary Perez. He spoke several times about “Apprenticeships, the other college, but without the debt”. I think this sentence is a very strong one and we should use it frequently in all our communication channels. At the end of the meeting Vice President Biden spoke to the audience. He had a very inspiring speech and supports the Apprenticeship movement a lot.  Lukas Schoenwetter, founding Chairman, NCTAP

NCTAP welcomes nine new apprentices from the annual Signing Ceremony on August 5th, 2015, held at Wake Tech's new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center. From Left to Right:  Peter Meehan (Schunk), Krista Schultz (Schunk), Zachary Stoll (Superior Tooling), Ben Johnson (Superior Tooling), Brandy Babbitt (Captiveaire Systems),  Nathaniel Bettinghaus (Captiveaire Systems), Zack Eash (Allied Automation). Below: Jacob van de Putte (Superior Tooling) with his proud parents. Not shown: Sophie Peck (Buehler Aeroglide). See more images from the signing ceremony at this link, and from our trip to the Durham Bulls ballgame on August 7th at this link.

NCTriangle Apprenticeship Program   ... the degree that pays ... the other four-year degree

Congratulations to 1st-year NCTAP / Captiveaire apprentice Brandy Babbitt for her 1st-place award in carpentry at the 2015 NC State Fair, shared with building partner Bryan Reyes   The two - who finished their dog house with an hour to spare -  received a cash prize and collection of new tools.

Earning and learning to obtain skills for a successful career