Facilities Apprenticeship Program

Facilities Division employees can advance their skills and career through the Apprenticeship Program. This four-year program couples classroom training at Wake Tech Community College with on-the-job experience in one of four focus areas: electrical, HVAC, mechanical or carpentry.

Earn While You Learn

Throughout the program, participants remain full-time NC State employees. NC State pays the tuition for Wake Tech classes, which include 144+ hours of classroom instruction annually. The program is ideal for Facilities Maintenance Technicians at the Contributing Level. Successful completion of the apprenticeship program boosts an employee’s skill set and opportunities for professional advancement.

Program Requirements

  • At least 18 years old prior to the projected hire date
  • Ability to meet physical requirements for the prospective trade with or without reasonable accommodations
  • High school diploma or equivalent prior to the projected hire date
  • Knowledge, skills or abilities as demonstrated through an aptitude evaluation and previous academic or work experience
  • Personal interview with selection committee, which assesses competencies such as initiative, problem-solving skills, teamwork and leadership
  • Comprehensive reference and background checks

The Facilities Division is only as strong as its workforce. By investing in employees through the apprenticeship program, the university benefits from skilled staff who can effectively support university operations. 

To learn more or apply, talk to your supervisor or contact Keta Williams, Facilities Human Resources Training Coordinator, at swilli34@ncsu.edu or (919) 513-7177.