The applicant should have the physical strength and abilities to perform the duties of the particular trade they wish to apprentice for. Apprentices should also have basic Math skills through Algebra, and the ability to read and understand written instructional manuals. For individuals who are unsure if they meet the minimum academic qualifications to become an apprentice, it is recommended that they take the Career Readiness Certification (CRC) Exam. This exam consists of three sections: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. There is a fee of $10.00 per section for the exam, for a total of $30.00 for the exam. Applicants who score a minimum of Bronze Level on all three parts of the exam should have the qualifications to perform well as an apprentice.
Individuals who do not meet the minimum academic qualifications to become an apprentice should contact Wendy E. Davis, M.Ed., Counselor for College and Career Readiness at Wake Technical Community College at 919-334-1506 or at [email protected]. Ms. Davis can assist students with locating training to improve their basic skills, upon completion of which, they should meet the minimum requirements for apprenticeship training.
At present, Wake Tech offers apprenticeship programs in Electrical, Plumbing and Pipefitting, and Welding.
To gain admission to the Electrical Apprenticeship program, an individual must be employed by a company that has a Registered Electrical Apprenticeship Program. The following is a list of companies in the area that have Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Any companies not on this list who would like to be included should contact Michael Moore, Director of Apprenticeship Training, at 919-335-1043 or at [email protected].
|Danco Electrical Contractors, Inc.
890 Park Avenue
Contact: Missy Dodrill
300 Sherwee Drive, Suite B
Raleigh, NC 27603
Contact: Germaine Roach
|L.L. Vann Electric, Inc.
833 Purser Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
Contact: Teresa Diaz
|W.B. Moore Electrical Contractors
5112 Departure Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
Contact: Stacey Cohen
|Moonlite Electric & Construction, Inc.
104 Woodwinds Industrial Court
Cary, NC 27511
Contact: Jeannette Sites
|Watson Electrical Construction Company, Inc.
2012 Raleigh Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
**Wake Tech does not guarantee job placement with any of these companies. This list is provided as a courtesy for individuals who would like to contact the contractors about potential employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities.
Plumbing and Pipefitting, and Welding Apprenticeships
The Plumbing and Pipefitting and the Welding Apprenticeship programs are offered in cooperation with Mechanical Trades Carolina, Union Local 421 (MTC). To gain admission to these programs, qualified candidates should apply to Diane Hendricks, the Career Coordinator for Mechanical Trades Carolina, at 843-554-3655.
Completion of the CRC Exam with a minimum score of Bronze Level on all 3 Sections is a requirement for admission to the Plumbing and Pipefitting, and Welding Apprenticeship Programs.
Wake Tech does not guarantee job placement with Mechanical Trades Carolina. This information is provided as a courtesy for individuals who would like to contact MTC about potential employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities.