NCTAP Timeline

September - Partners contact targeted Triangle-area schools for interest.

October - NCTAP-hosted luncheon for interested school counselors.

November/December - NCTAP partners visit high schools.

December/January - Students & parents attend partner facility tours

April - Selected students attend four-day after-school Orientation at partner facilities.

Spring - Selection process for summer Pre-Apprenticeships.

June-August- Six-week, paid Pre-Apprenticeships at partner companies.

August - Signing ceremony for students chosen for four-year NCTAP apprenticeships.

Upon HS graduation - Full-time apprenticeship begins.

Three years later - Apprentices graduate, receiving an Associate's Degree in Engineering from Community College, a Journeyman's Certificate from the NC Department of Commerce and US Department of Labor, and guaranteed career opportunities, usually at their place of employment during the apprenticeship.


Facility Tours 2017/2018

December 9, 2017 08:00am & 10:30am

January 13, 2018 08:00am & 10:30am

January 27, 2018 08:00am & 10:30am

To sign up for the Tours, please go to "NCTAP Facility Tour Registration" on the left.


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

NCTAP Selection Process

Candidates must complete each of seven phases in succession; see timetable below

Phase One - attend a presentation on NCTAP at your school in the fall of the 11th grade.

Phase Two - attend one or more NCTAP Partner Facility Tours in December and January.

Phase Three - at our invitation, attend a four-day, after-school Orientation in the Spring.

Phase Four - if selected for the Pre-Apprenticeship, gain admission to area Community Colleges participating in NCTAP.

Phase Five - if selected, attend a six-week, paid summer Pre-Apprenticeship.

Phase Six - offer of full NCTAP apprenticeship to the best candidates, starting in your senior year of high school. (outstanding recent graduates may also be considered).

Phase Seven - successful completion of four-year NCTAP apprenticeship and start of your career.