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

Ready to take advantage of this amazing opportunity? New programs are starting all the time.   APPLY NOW

WakeWork Apprenticeship also offers Youth Apprenticeships for high school students.  FIND OUT MORE

Frequently Asked Questions

Are apprentices responsible for any fees?

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.

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.

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.

Can the apprenticeship certification transfer out of Wake County?

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

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

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 already have work experience, can I still participate?

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.

Need more information? Email [email protected] and we'll respond within 3 business days.