WakeWorks® Apprenticeship offers an extraordinary opportunity to get paid while gaining nationally-recognized skills and professional credentials. Start your career today in one of several high-demand industries. From automotive systems technician, to EMT, to telecommunications tower technician, check our growing list of apprenticeship programs, and apply now!
Save money - WakeWorks funds will help pay tuition, fees, and other expenses
Earn while you learn - Earn a paycheck plus a nationally-recognized credential
Grow professionally - Gain relevant cutting-edge skills through classroom and on-the-job instruction
Build a long-term career - Develop lasting connections with employers, co-workers, and mentors
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Frequently Asked Questions
WakeWorks® Apprenticeship scholarships cover up to $1,000 per year for tuition, fees, books and tools. For degree programs, the funds are applicable after any financial aid is applied.
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.
Yes, the program requirement is for employers in Wake County, but this does not extend to where the apprentice lives.
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
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.
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.