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

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.

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.


Facility Tours 2016/2017

December 10, 2016 08:00am & 10:30am

January 14, 2017 08:00am & 10:30am

January 28, 2017 08:00am & 10:30am

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