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    The North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP)is an apprenticeship program designed to develop expertise needed in the modern workforce. The program, based in North Carolina’s Triangle area, focuses on integrated basic training which develops technical, methodological, and social skills. The core training program utilizes a hands-on approach to develop skills across a wide range of disciplines.

    Starting in the 11th grade of high school, this 4-year program is divided into modules, with classes leading to an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Automotive Systems Technology at Wake Tech Community College or Mechatronics Engineering Technology at Vance Granville Community College and on-the-job training at participating Triangle employers.  The true benefit of the NCTAP program is not only the collaboration between schools and students, but also the free education for the student, and the paid work based learning experiences.

    Students with a passion for creativity, math, design and engineering should consider NCTAP for its promising offerings.  Recruitment begins each October and students may reach out to Mrs. Coble to tour facilities with their family members beginning in January.  Please visit the www.nctap.org site for more information about the program.

    East Wake High School is proud to have two candidates representing Siemens Corporation for the 2022-2023 school year.



    wakeworks apprenticeship

    The WakeWorks® Apprenticeship is a partnership between Wake Tech and Wake County to address a shortage of technical workers in the region while giving students a unique opportunity to earn an income while learning new skills.  In partnership with Wake Technical Community College, East Wake Magnet High School supports students with an interest in technical careers. Through our Automotive Services, Engineering, Health Sciences and Carpentry Pathways, students begin their study of the trade and have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials, certifications and even associate degrees within the programs of study.

    Apprentices gain on-the-job training at local employers, learning sought-after skills in various fields and garnering industry-recognized credentials and degrees – all while earning a paycheck. Registered apprenticeships require a minimum of 2,000 hours of training and 144 hours of free classroom instruction, and many lead to permanent employment. Apprentices are awarded an official Journeyworker’s certificate upon completion of the apprenticeship, signifying they have mastered the skills in their field.

    East Wake Magnet High School is pleased to have two WakeWorks Apprentices for the 2022-2023 school year in Carpentry.




    KAM is a Southeast-based regional EDM and CNC machining company that was founded in 1995 that specializes in wire EDM machining. These tools, die, fixture and mold experts have capabilities of building and repairing the most intricate progressive dies imaginable. 

    Kam Tool & Die is seeking qualified 11th and 12th graders from East Wake Magnet High School for their Apprenticeship program at the Zebulon, NC location.  Students should have a strong interest in exploring a career as a machinist. Recruitment is ongoing. Please email Mrs.Coble if you have any questions.