Virtual WakeWorks Orientation

Thank you for your interest in the WakeWorks Apprenticeship Program!

Prospective WakeWorks participants are required to attend a seated orientation or watch an online version, where they will learn about the application process, pathways, and initial steps to enrollment for qualifying students. To begin the online Orientation Session, please sign-in below. You may then choose the presentation most appropriate for your spoken language.

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Is there any kind of fee?

WakeWorks offers free tuition, including all associated fees, books, and tools to those enrolled as pre-apprentices or registered apprentices. All training needs will be covered by the program.

How soon can we begin an apprenticeship program?

Our goal is to start pre-apprenticeships in August 2020.

What is process if we have to take night classes due to apprenticeship during the day?

Q: Is there a different registration process for Wake Tech if we have to take night classes due to being busy with an apprenticeship during the day?

Many students prefer related instruction to be offered in the evening, due to on the job training occurring during the day. For this reason, many of our classes are delivered on an evening schedule.

How do I make a WorkKeys account?

After viewing the virtual orientation, you will be prompted to complete a form. This will provide access to WorkKeys practice and a Wake Tech email address. Please follow up with us if you do not receive login information within 24 hours of completing the access form.

How do I do the questionnaire?

The initial WakeWorks scholarship application is accessible here on our website – those who attend a virtual orientation will receive links to complete additional information for WorkKeys registration.

How long will we have to practice the quizzes?

 You can practice as often as you like. We will be leaving practice open for the next couple of months.

For the EMT to Paramedic apprenticeship, do I have to be employed as an EMT first?

Q: For the EMT to Paramedic apprenticeship, do I have to be employed as an EMT first? Or can I be a trainee while obtaining that certification?

You do not have to be an EMT; you would begin as a pre-apprentice when you are admitted, and will receive all associated training

If I’m not a Wake County resident, can I still qualify?

Yes, the program requirement is for employers in Wake County, but this does not extend to where the apprentice lives.

If I already have 3 years on the job, can I still participate to get the certificate?

Apprentices with prior experience can participate in either the same field or another they may be interested in. You can email our team for more information regarding the best path for you.

How long are the programs?

Different programs will have different lengths, so it will depend on what your area of interest as to how long the program would be. Most apprenticeships run between two and four years, though some are as brief as one year, or as long as six.

Can the certifications transfer out of country, or is there some sort of equivalent?

A Journeyman Certification is received when registered apprentices complete the program. This is a nationally recognized credential, meaning it can be carried to any of the United States and territories.