WakeWorks Apprenticeship Programs
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.
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
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 have different lengths. Most apprenticeships run between two and four years, though some are as brief as one year and others go for six years.
The program requirement is for employers to be in Wake County, but this does not extend to where an apprentice lives.
A Journeyman Certification is received when registered apprentices complete the program. This is a nationally recognized credential, meaning it is valid anywhere in the United States and U.S. 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 in which they may be interested. You can email our team for more information regarding the best path for you.