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.
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.