Getting Started - Apprenticeship program *coming soon*
Step 1: click the Learn More button, at the bottom of this page, to request more information
This step is not a formal application into the program, it simply helps us to help you determine if this is something that you would be interested, and successful, in.
Step 2: telephone interview to discuss the program and talk about your future goals
We want our apprenticeship candidates to be treated with respect and will be open and honest regarding the program and the apprenticeship candidate's suitability for it. Once we all agree that this program would be a worthwhile investment of your time and energy, we would move on to the next step.
You may have multiple telephone conversations with different members of our team, who each possess different skill-sets, and who may become part of your support team if you are enrolled in one of our programs. The philosophy behind this is that, by us getting to know a little about you, firsthand, we are in a better position to leverage our skills to help you succeed.
Step 3: technical interview
We will schedule an appointment for an interview with one of our technical engineers. The purpose of this call is to assess your current technical skill level. Obviously, we don't want to waste your time by putting you into training classes for which you are far too advanced but, on the flip-side, we want to make sure we are not missing a solid foundation of understanding on which you may later need to rely.
This assessment will also help us to help place you with employers who need your current skill-set and with which you would be well-suited.
Step 4: acceptance into the program
If you can commit to being willing to enter the program, if you satisfy all the program requirements, and if the NC-Expert assessment team feels that you would be a good fit for the program, you would receive a notification that you have been accepted into the program.
During this step, together, we would then determine what you are interested in and identify possible employment opportunities in your area. We will help fine-tune your resume and hone your interview skills. We will also work with you to find and approach company hiring managers and sell them on the benefits of considering you and the apprenticeship program. You should expect to go through an interview process with potential employers just like a regular candidate. It is likely that you will be doing this with multiple companies to give you as much exposure as possible.
Once you are successful in your interview, your employer will schedule your start date for your new job.
Step 5: From that point onward, the communication will be constant between you, your employer, and NC-Expert
We will be a three-way partnership and will start scheduling you, right away, for classroom training and you will be on your way to an exciting new career!
To get started click the "Learn More" link below, then fill out and submit the form.
Once we receive your information, we will reach out to you to have a detailed discussion where you can ask any questions you may have about the program or process.
However, our formal Apprenticeship program may not be a perfect fit for everyone
The good news is that we have an alternative... click here to view our "Alternative to Apprenticeship" program information.
Please note: employment cannot be guaranteed and Step 4 may be a lengthy process depending on the administration requirements, your geographic location, the type of job you are seeking, and the availability of an acceptable position within your area. We will work with you, as a partner, to help you find suitable employment so that the Apprenticeship program can commence.